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Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
D-85764 Neuherberg

Represented by
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Matthias H. Tschöp (Geschäftsführer), Kerstin Günther (Geschäftsführerin)
Register Court: Munich Local Court HRB 6466
Sales tax identification number: DE 129521671
Chairwoman of Supervisory Board: MinDir’in Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling

Edited by
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Communications Department, Information Services

› Editorial Team, Clinical Contacts and Scientific Advice

Reinhard Streubel, Bernhard Tandler




Content of  the online service

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. 

Helmholtz Zentrum München does not guarantee the up-to-dateness, accuracy, completeness and/or quality of the information provided on its website. It is not liable for material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information, unless it can be proven that it acted intentionally or with gross negligence.

Helmholtz Zentrum München expressly reserves the right to alter, supplement, delete or temporarily or permanently discontinue parts of the website or the entire website without prior or separate notice.


For direct or indirect references to external websites (so-called "hyperlinks") which lie outside the scope of responsibility of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, liability would be solely assumed in such cases  in which Helmholtz Zentrum München has prior  knowledge of the contents and It would be technically possible and reasonable to prevent the use of illegal content.

Helmholtz Zentrum München hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal contents were discernible on the linked pages. However, the Helmholtz Zentrum München has no influence on the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked pages and therefore expressly disassociates itself from the contents of all linked pages that were altered after the links were created. This statement applies to all links on the Helmholtz Zentrum München website. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and particularly for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, solely the provider of the linked  page is liable.


Helmholtz Zentrum München endeavors to use its own texts and graphics in all publications, to observe copyrights of texts and graphics used, or to make use of license-free texts and graphics. All brand names and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the registered owners.

The copyright for published content created by Helmholtz Zentrum München remains solely with Helmholtz Zentrum München. Reproduction or use of such texts and graphics in other electronic or printed publications without the express consent of Helmholtz Zentrum München is not permitted. For the use of publications, please contact the Lung Information Service (info (at)

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.

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If there is the possibility of entering personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses, etc.) within the website, the disclosure of this data is voluntary. Third-party use of the contact data published in the Imprint or comparable data (e.g. postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses) for the purpose of sending information that has not been explicitly requested is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.

Access to the data of the web server is only possible for a few authorized persons who are concerned with in the maintenance of the servers. In connection with your access to the Helmholtz Zentrum München website, data is stored on our servers for statistical purposes which may allow identification (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages viewed). The IP address is not used to identify the user and neither personal nor pseudonymized user profiles are created. We reserve the right to statistically evaluate anonymized data records.


This disclaimer shall be regarded as part of the website from which reference was made to this page. If parts of the website do not, no longer or do not fully correspond to the current legal situation, the content and validity of the other parts of the website shall remain unaffected by this.

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 30.03.2016

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