Navigation Links
Genentech/Roche/Chugai's Avastin Will Garner More Than 20 Percent of the Total Breast Cancer Drug Market in 2017
Date:10/21/2008

Significant Unmet Need Remains for Agents that are Effective in Treating Triple-Negative Beast Cancer, According to a New Report from Decision Resources

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that significant market penetration will drive Genentech/Roche/Chugai's Avastin to garner just over 20 percent of total sales in the breast cancer drug market in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan in 2017.

The new Pharmacor report entitled Breast Cancer finds that, through 2017, the breast cancer drug market will be driven by sales of Avastin in the U.S. and Europe, its approval and launch in Japan, and its label extension to the adjuvant setting in 2013. Additionally, although Genentech/Roche/Chugai's Herceptin continues to dominate the human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) positive breast cancer market segment, the drug is receiving strong competition from GlaxoSmithKline's Tykerb, which has received favorable physician opinion. However, Tykerb's premium price continues to limit its potential uptake, according to the report.

Market growth will also be driven by the entry of Pfizer's Sutent, currently in clinical trials, which is expected to be approved for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in 2010. Sutent's subsequent approval in the adjuvant setting between 2012 and 2017 will further drive its robust growth. Interviewed experts said they are strongly encouraged by Sutent's clinical trial data to date and express confidence in the drug's potential in breast cancer and are particularly hopeful of its potential in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast tumors--which account for approximately one-fifth of all breast cancers--are defined by their lack of expression of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors.

"Lack of receptor expression results in resistance to conventional hormonal and targeted therapies, leaving chemotherapy as the only treatment option for patients with triple-negative breast cancer," said Niamh Murphy, Ph.D., analyst at Decision Resources. "As a result, there is a significant unmet need for the development of effective agents for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer."

About Decision Resources

Decision Resources (http://www.decisionresources.com) 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. Decision Resources is a Decision Resources, Inc. company.

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at http://www.DecisionResourcesInc.com.

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

Decision Resources Decision Resources, Inc.

Christopher Comfort Elizabeth Marshall

781-296-2597 781-296-2563

ccomfort@dresources.com emarshall@dresources.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Decision Resources, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
2. Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Cancer
3. Off-Label Avastin Use for Wet Macular Degeneration
4. FDA OKs Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer
5. In Combination With FOLFOX4, the Effect of Erbitux and Avastin On Survival Rates Will Drive Prescription Decisions in the Treatment of Stage III Colon Cancer
6. Despite Oncologists Willingness to Prescribe Avastin for Treatment of Breast Cancer, the FDA is Likely to Rule Against the Product on February 23
7. Many More Patients Can Now Benefit from Avastins Proven Survival Benefits
8. Taxol with avastin produces noteworthy results
9. FDA Panel Says No to Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer
10. Rising Garners Top Honors on the Private Company Indexs Top Five Growth Companies List for Q1 2008
11. Study garners unique mating photos of wild gorillas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The StayWell Company ... NCQA. The accreditation covers StayWell’s asthma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, chronic ... organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of disease management ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... families and businesses of the greater Fort Collins area, has unveiled a collaboration ... ongoing community involvement program. Donations to this worthy cause may now be made ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... , ... ?This conference will prominently feature 150+ Hospital and Health System Executive Speakers including: , ... , 43rd President of the United States of America: George W. Bush , ... Out of the Ring: Sugar Ray Leonard , JD, Chairperson, McGuireWoods LLP: Amber ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... improve all aspects of people’s health and nutrition, announced its product Leyzene is ... , Natural Subsistence develops nutritional supplements that help people improve all aspects of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The American ... 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of ABQAURP’s dedication to Health Care Quality and Management ... who have contributed not only to the association, but also to the Health Care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... On Wednesday, March 22, ... at 5,821.64, up 0.48%; the Dow Jones Industrial ... and the S&P 500 closed at 2,348.45, slightly ... out of nine sectors ended the day in ... on the following Medical Instruments & Supplies equities: ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017 Piramal Pharma ... gibt die Ernennung von Stuart E. Needleman ... globalen Pharmazeutikkunden eine einmalige integrierte End-to-End-Serviceplattform an ... für das erfolgreiche Wachstum und die Umsetzung ... Herr Needleman dafür verantwortlich sein, alle globalen ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... patient in a Phase 1 study of MM-310 in ... encapsulates a novel taxane and targets the EphA2 receptor, ... of many major tumor types, including prostate, ovarian, bladder, ... of this study is an important step in evaluating ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: