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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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IQWiG’s results on AMNOG at a glance

2017-01-04 In future IQWiG will publish press releases only for selected dossier assessments. A table available in the IQWiG press centre shows all assessment results at a glance.  read more Link to "IQWiG’s results on AMNOG at a glance"

Bronchial carcinoma: added benefit of crizotinib not proven

2017-01-02 The dossier contains no data or no suitable data on ROS1-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Results on ALK-positive tumours are not applicable.  read more Link to "Bronchial carcinoma: added benefit of crizotinib not proven"

Biomarker tests in breast cancer: decision on chemotherapy remains difficult

2016-12-05 Omitting chemotherapy can lead to more cases of distant metastasis and deaths. It cannot yet be judged whether this risk outweighs the chemotherapy-related burden.  read more Link to "Biomarker tests in breast cancer: decision on chemotherapy remains difficult"

Trifluridine/tipiracil combination in colorectal cancer: added benefit only for some patients

2016-11-16 The drug combination offers survival advantages, but has also considerable side effects. An added benefit could only be derived in the non-mutant tumour type (KRAS wild type).  read more Link to "Trifluridine/tipiracil combination in colorectal cancer: added benefit only for some patients"

Pembrolizumab in lung cancer: indication of considerable added benefit

2016-11-16 Advantages, e.g. in mortality, notably outweigh the disadvantages in some side effects in comparison with docetaxel. An added benefit over best supportive care is not proven.  read more Link to "Pembrolizumab in lung cancer: indication of considerable added benefit"

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Sinusitis

A stuffed-up nose, forehead and jaw pain, and a cough are typical symptoms of an inflammation of the sinuses, also called sinusitis. Sinusitis can be acute or chronic.  read more (Link to "Sinusitis" – opens in a new window)

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