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Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
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Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Matthias H. Tschöp (Geschäftsführer), Kerstin Günther (Geschäftsführerin)
Register Court: Munich Local Court HRB 6466
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Chairwoman of Supervisory Board: MinDir’in Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling

Edited by
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Communications Department, Information Services

› Editorial Team

Reinhard Streubel, Bernhard Tandler

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1. Content

The Lung Information Service provides patients, their family members and the general public with independent, reliable and easy-to-understand information. It is intended to provide in-depth information about the disease and serve as preparation for the doctor's consultation as well as to make it easier to deal with the disease.

However, the contents on this website are in no way designed to replace the consultation with the attending physicians. The Lung Information Service refers to the currently available findings from evidence-based research and medicine. It cannot make any recommendations or assessments of diagnostic or treatment options. This also applies to addresses of treatment facilities or organizations that the Diabetes Information Service Munich mentions or to which it is linked. Rather, there may be other competent and reputable bodies and sources of information in addition to those specified on the website

The primary goal of the Lung Information Service is to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information. However, it cannot assume any  guarantee for the completeness, accuracy and up-to-dateness  of the information. In any case, patients should discuss their individual questions with the attending physicians. 

The Helmholtz Zentrum München reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect will therefore be rejected.
Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the Helmholtz Zentrum München without separate announcement.

2. Referrals and links

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from the Helmholtz Zentrum München´s pages - unless the Helmholtz Zentrum München has full knowledge of illegal contents and is able to prevent the visitors of the Helmholtz Zentrum München site from viewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective page might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages.

3. Copyright

The Helmholtz Zentrum München intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object.

The copyright for any material created by the Helmholtz Zentrum München is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as texts or diagrams, in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the Helmholtz Zentrum München´s prior agreement (please contact the Lung Information Service

4. Lung Cancer Text
The “Lung Cancer” text was kindly provided by the Cancer Information Service of the German Cancer Research Center. The owner and author is the Cancer Information Service of the German Cancer Research Center. Any use of this text contribution even in excerpts – requires the express permission of the author. For more information, please refer to the Cancer Information Service.

5. Privacy policy and data protection

6. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain unaffected by this fact.

7. Public Corporate Governance Kodex (PCGK)

The report of Helmholtz Zentrum München from 2018 you can download here (in German).

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