OTCA27 – Comparative effectiveness of surgical techniques and devices for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)- final report now available

The final report is now available for the Relative Effectiveness Assessment OTCA27 “Comparative effectiveness of surgical techniques and devices for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)”. The aim of this multi-technology HTA was to assess 21 minimally invasive surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), either comparing minimally invasive treatments to each other or […]

OTCA28 – ‘Lung cancer screening in risk groups’ – final assessment now available

We are pleased to announce that the collaborative assessment, OTCA28 – ‘Lung cancer screening in risk groups’ – is now available. The aim of this EUnetHTA Assessment is to provide a reliable synthesis and analysis of the available evidence on lung cancer screening in risk groups (persons with history of smoking or current smokers, persons […]

OTCA25 Final Project Plan and related documents now available

The Final Project Plan and comments from external experts are now available for the Other Technologies Collaborative Assessment 25 (OTCA25) ‘Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for lung, prostate and liver cancer’. Please access at the following links: OTCA25 Final Project Plan OTCA25 Comments from External Experts

OTCA26 Obesity Surgery Project – Project Plan now available

EUnetHTA is pleased to announce the project description and planning for 26th Other Technologies Collaborative Assessment “Surgical procedures for treatment of obesity” is now available for access. The relevance of the topic lies in evidence suggesting that bariatric surgery decreases the risk of premature death and other physical morbidities, but the effectiveness and safety of […]

OTCA23 Final Assessment Report “Biodegradable rectum spacers to reduce toxicity for prostate cancer” now available

The Other Technologies Collaborative Assessment OTCA23 final assessment report “Biodegradable rectum spacers to reduce toxicity for prostate cancer”, together with related documentation, is now available for access. The assessed technology is biodegradable rectum spacers added to conventional radiotherapy to (temporarily) position the prostate away from the rectum with the aim of reducing the side effects […]

OTJA10 – Final Assessment report and related documents are now available

EUnetHTA started an “Error reporting and correction” procedure on 04/05/2020. The reported error was not classified as an error by EUnetHTA and the Assessment Team, therefore no changes to the assessment report were needed. The comments received including the answers from the authoring team are published for transparency reasons. See here. We are pleased to […]

OTCA15 – Final Assessment and input from external experts and manufacturers are now available

We are pleased to announce that the final assessment for OTCA15 “Irreversible electroporation in liver and pancreatic cancer”, together with the input from external experts and manufacturers, are now available for access. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a nonthermal ablative method based on the application of short high-voltage and low-frequency electric fields to destroy tissue. The purpose of […]