Albany - NY, Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is the second most common cancer globally, and the most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Such a poor outlook, particularly for patients with advanced disease, has created a pressing need for improved therapeutic options. The NSCLC market is undergoing a gradual change from a focus on generic chemotherapy regimens to complex treatment landscape based on different NSCLC subtypes and the presence of various molecular aberrations.
In the current market, patients with non-squamous histology can be treated with more efficacious therapies such as Alimta (pemetrexed), while patients harboring activating mutations in EGFR or ALK can be prescribed targeted therapy. While the NSCLC developmental pipeline must aim to improve the outlook for all patients, there is currently a lack of options for patients with squamous cell histology or other detectable molecular characteristics besides EFGR and ALK mutations.
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- The NSCLC market will be valued at $10.9 billion in 2021, growing from $6.1 billion in 2014 at a CAGR of 8.5%.
- How will immunotherapies such as Keytruda affect growth?
- What effect will patent expirations of Tarceva and Alimta have on market value?
- The NSCLC pipeline is large and diverse, with an increased presence of mAbs and specific targeted therapies in contrast to the market.
- What are the common targets and mechanisms of action of pipeline therapies?
- Will the pipeline address unmet needs such as a lack of treatments for squamous cell patients?
- What implications will the increased focus on targeted therapies have on the future of NSCLC treatment?
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- Numerous late-stage pipeline therapies with a strong clinical record have the potential to enter the market over the forecast period.
- How have promising late-stage therapies performed in clinical trials?
- How would the approval of Rociletinib affect the competitive landscape?
- What is the individual commercial forecast for each therapy?
- The market forecasts indicate that the US contributes the most to global market value due to a large treatment population and the high price of premium therapies.
- How will ACoT and market size vary between the eight major markets?
- How could a change in risk factors such as population age or smoking habits influence the market?
- Licensing deals are the most common form of strategic alliance in NSCLC, with total deal values ranging from under $10m to over $1 billion.
- How do deal frequency and value compare between target families and molecule types?
- What were the terms and conditions of key licensing deals?
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