Navigation Links
Emergence of Cancer Vaccines Will Be the Key Factor Driving the Pancreatic Cancer Drug Market to More Than Double by 2016

Huge Opportunity Exists for Development of More Effective Therapies That Can Improve Survival, According to a New Report from Decision Resources

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the emergence of cancer vaccines, including drugs from Pharmexa and Cell Genesys, will be the key factor driving the pancreatic cancer drug market to more than double by 2016.

The new Pharmacor report entitled Pancreatic Cancer finds that Pharmexa's GV1001 and Cell Genesys's GVAX will drive the market from $560 million in 2006 to $1.2 billion in 2016 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. The report also finds that, owing to generic erosion, sales of cytotoxic therapies used in pancreatic cancer -- Eli Lilly's Gemzar, Sanofi-Aventis's Eloxatin/Yakult Honsha's Elplat, Pfizer/Yakult's Campto/Camptosar, Daiichi-Sankyo's Topotecin, and Sanofi-Aventis's Taxotere -- will decline significantly during the next decade.

Although it accounts for only about two percent of all cancers, pancreatic cancer -- one of the most difficult cancers to treat -- is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. As a result, the pancreatic cancer market carries extensive unmet medical need, creating a huge opportunity for the development of more effective therapies that can improve survival.

"In combination with Gemzar, the most promising emerging therapies have failed to improve survival in large-scale, Phase III studies," said Mary Argent-Katwala, Ph.D., director at Decision Resources. "Experts argue that the development model for pancreatic therapies needs to be reviewed, that more effort should be directed at identifying responder subsets at an earlier stage of the disease, and that randomized Phase II studies to identify the most promising drug candidates should be more widely implemented."

About Decision Resources

Decision Resources ( is a world leader in market research publications, advisory services, and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources, and master their chosen markets.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Marshall

Decision Resources, Inc.


SOURCE Decision Resources, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Emergence of Internet video is changing the regulatory landscape
2. Tissue Specificity for Mutation Parallels Tissue Specificity for Cancer
3. Cancer siRNA Oligo Set Version 1.0
4. Cancer-Related miRNAs Uncovered by the mirVana miRNA Microarray Platform
5. Detection of Mutant K-ras in a Kindred With Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer by DGGE
6. Detection of p53 Gene in Breast Cancer by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis and the DCode System
7. Proteomics in Bladder Cancer Research: Protein Profiling of Bladder Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Rev C
8. Genome Wide Profiling of Paired Cancerous and Normal Breast Tissues and Rapid Interpretation of Gene Expression Data
9. NeoClone gets $750K for ovarian cancer detection
10. Quintessence Biosciences advances cancer drug
11. Medical College receives $1.4M cancer grant
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... DIEGO , Nov. 30, 2015  HUYA Bioscience ... China,s pharmaceutical innovations, today announced it ... Drug Development Fund (KDDF) to foster collaboration between KDDF ... development and commercialization of healthcare products for the global ... as an important source of new innovative preclinical and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November ... ... Intelligence Company, today announced tighter software integration with MarkLogic, the Enterprise NoSQL ... organizations maximize information to drive change. , Smartlogic’s Content Intelligence capabilities provide ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... November 27, 2015 ... popularity of companion diagnostics is one of ... market with pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic manufacturers ... tests. . --> ... report on global cancer biomarkers market spread ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2 nouvelles études permettent d ... différences entre les souches bactériennes retrouvées dans la plaque ... humains . Ces recherches  ouvrent une nouvelle ... charge efficace de l,un des problèmes de santé ... .    --> 2 nouvelles études permettent d ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/17/2015)... -- Paris , qui s,est ... Paris , qui s,est tenu du 17 ... de l,innovation biométrique, a inventé le premier scanner couplé, ... la même surface de balayage. Jusqu,ici, deux scanners étaient ... empreintes digitales. Désormais, un seul scanner est en mesure ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... , Nov. 12, 2015  A golden retriever ... Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has provided a new lead ... Children,s Hospital, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard ... Brazil . Cell, pinpoints ... dogs "escape" the disease,s effects. The Boston Children,s lab ...
(Date:11/10/2015)... , Nov. 10, 2015  In ... on the basis of product, type, application, ... included in this report are consumables, services, ... report are safety biomarkers, efficacy biomarkers, and ... this report are diagnostics development, drug discovery ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):