[A20-116] Ipilimumab (non-small cell lung cancer, combination with nivolumab) - Benefit assessment according to §35a Social Code Book V

Last updated 04.06.2021

Project no.:

Commission awarded on 14.12.2020 by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).

Report type:
Dossier assessment

Commission completed

Drug Assessment

Application field:


First-line treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults whose tumours have no sensitizing EGFR mutation or ALK translocation.

Result of dossier assessment:

PD-L1 expression (TPS) of at least 50 percent: added benefit not proven.

PD-L1 expression (TPS) below 50 percent: non-squamous histology: indication of added benefit; extent “non-quantifiable". Squamous histology: added benefit not proven.


After completion of the assessment by IQWiG the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) conducts a commenting procedure. This may provide supplementary information and as a result lead to a modified benefit assessment. Further information and the decision on the early benefit assessment can be found on the relevant page of the G-BA website.

Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

2021.06.04 A G-BA decision was published.

G-BA documents on this decision


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