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As an independent scientific institute, IQWiG examines the benefits and harms of medical interventions for patients. We provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of examination and treatment methods in the form of scientific reports and easily understandable health information.

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Dabrafenib: also no added benefit over vemurafenib

2014-04-03 Results from an indirect comparison did not allow any reliable conclusions. IQWiG therefore came to the same conclusion as in its assessment of dabrafenib in comparison with dacarbazine.  read more Link to "Dabrafenib: also no added benefit over vemurafenib"

Radium-223 dichloride in prostate cancer: major added benefit for certain patients

2014-04-01 Compared with best supportive care, patients survive longer with radium-223. No evaluable data were available for the comparison with docetaxel, an added benefit is therefore not proven.  read more Link to "Radium-223 dichloride in prostate cancer: major added benefit for certain patients"

Ipilimumab in advanced melanoma: added benefit for non-pretreated patients not proven

2014-03-17 In 2012, IQWiG determined a considerable added benefit for ipilimumab in pretreated patients. However, there were no suitable data for non-pretreated patients.  read more Link to "Ipilimumab in advanced melanoma: added benefit for non-pretreated patients not proven"

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D13-02 Determination of antigen expression levels of uPA and PAI-1 in primary breast cancer with intermediate recurrence risk after R0 primary surgery on the preliminary report 2014-04-29

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Pregnancy and birth

A pregnancy is associated with a great deal of change, especially if it the woman’s first. Parents-to-be often feel a whole spectrum of emotions, ranging from joy to hope to anxiety: How will everything go?  How will life change once the baby has arrived?  read more (Link to "Pregnancy and birth" – opens in a new window)

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