Lung cancer is a malignant lung carcinoma that is characterized by abnormal cell growth in lung tissue. As the tumor grows in size, it decreases the lungs’ ability to provide oxygen to bloodstream. The primary lung carcinomas originate from epithelial cells and classified as non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Major symptoms of lung cancer include coughing, body mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Lung cancer has high mortality rate all over the globe and the foremost reason includes cigarette smoking. Treatments of lung cancer include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This report provides in-depth discussion on global lung cancer therapeutics market and includes past and current trends with future forecast up to 2020. The report provides threats and opportunities for new and existing companies running the business in this market. The report is informative towards geographical segmentation and identifies profitable areas.
Global lung cancer therapeutics market shows promising CAGR due to increasing population of lung cancer and it is expected that trend would continue with the same momentum. Advanced stages of lung cancer still show high unmet need for diagnosis and treatment. The potential drivers for lung cancer therapeutic market include tobacco smoking (including passive smoke), aged population and lifestyle factors. Additionally, innovative and targeted drug delivery to lung is found to be a major driver for the growth of this market. However, high unmet need for diagnosis, availability of large number of generic forms of major drugs and limited treatment options are the critical restrains to the global lung cancer therapeutics market. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy poses bigger challenge of adverse effect. Hence, big players in this market have to focus on innovative therapies and safer therapeutics.
Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market by Therapeutics
The global lung cancer therapeutics market is segmented by therapy into five broad categories, namely Chemotherapy, Targeted therapy and Pipeline drugs, Surgery and Radiotherapy. NSCLC contributes for high prevalence than SCLC. Avastin by Roche was the blockbuster drug for the past few years that accounted for major percentage of the total sale. Other top brands of therapeutics include Gemzar, Taxotere and Tarceva and used for NSCLC. For SCLC treatment, ifosfamide or etoposide is combined with platinum analog and forms standard chemotherapeutic regimen. Many a times, Radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy, is used as better option before surgery to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Key Challenge in successful pipeline therapy includes its integration with existing therapy or its superiority over existing therapy.
Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market by Geography
Geographically, global lung cancer therapeutics market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA. North America and Europe are the leading global lung cancer therapeutic markets due to high incidences and large pool of aging population. Additionally, lifestyle standard with high smoking habits leads to a large pool of lung carcinoma population. Asia-Pacific is the emerging market, where India has shown high incidence in past few years, whereas, LAMEA contributes to smaller volume as compared to North America and Europe.
The leading companies in global lung cancer therapeutics market include Roche, Merck, AstraZeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly and Company, Pfizer, and Agennix AG. Currently, Roche, Agennix AG and Pfizer are ruling the market for global lung cancer therapeutics and expected to capture half of the market share during the forecast period. Decline in sales value of AstraZeneca was attributed to large number of generic drugs entering the market. Eli Lilly has achieved a top position next to AstraZeneca and Sanofi-Aventis due to exceptional sales performance of its key product Alimta.
High Level Analysis
The study identifies the potential market drivers, challenges and trends. Competitive landscape section provides explicit information of the big players ruling the global lung cancer therapeutics market, their operating strategies, new launches, pipeline therapies and clinical trials. Porter’s five forces analysis has been used to determine the attractiveness of global lung cancer therapeutics market. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy shows large number of side effects and many a times need to be followed by surgery. Hence, constant demand for safe and efficacious therapeutics and improved technology is responsible to increase the bargaining power of suppliers. Large number of generic drugs is entering the market and therefore, the threat of substitute products tends to be high. To fulfill the demand for safe and effective drug therapy, many companies are putting their effort to pipeline research. Thus, it led to commercialization of large number of products and due to which rivalry is intense among participants.
The global lung cancer therapeutics market is segmented into two major categories such as, therapeutics and geography.
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