DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "World Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2022" report to their offering.
Global non small-cell lung cancer market is segmented into types, therapeutics and geography. Based on the types, global non small-cell lung cancer market is further segmented into squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, large cell carcinoma and others. The market is segmented on the basis of therapeutics into chemotherapy, targeted therapy, surgery, radiotherapy and pipeline drugs.
Conventionally, the treatment pattern for non-small cell lung cancer is focussed around chemotherapy. Surgery is not suitable for most of the people diagnosed with lung cancer, thus, chemotherapy remains the cornerstone for non-small cell lung cancer treatment. However, emergence of targeted therapies for patients has widened the scope of NSCLC treatment by providing lesser side effects and effective treatments as compared to chemotherapy. The launch of new drugs in several new drugs classes would address the potential unmet need among NSCLC patients over the forecast period.
The potential drivers for lung cancer therapeutic market include active & passive tobacco smoking, geriatric population and improper lifestyle. However, the availability of generic drugs, limited treatment options and unmet need of diagnosis might hamper the market. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy poses a bigger challenge in terms of adverse effects arising from treatment. Thus, key players have shifted their focus towards innovative therapies and safer therapeutics. For example, on April 20, 2015, global strategic partner Pfizer and Merck initiated the phase III study for Avelumb, to assess its safety and efficacy as compared to docetaxel in the patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Key players profiled in the market are Pfizer, Roche, AstraZeneca, Eli Lily, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis AG, Merck & Co., and Agennix AG. Collaboration, product launch and acquisition are some of the strategies adopted by key players in the non-small cell lung cancer market.
For example, on April 21, 2015, Pfizer received the USFDA approval for potential treatment of patients with ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer. On November 21, 2014, GSK collaborated with Clovis oncology to design clinical trials for the evaluation of new combination therapy used in NSCLC treatments.
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