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US Cancer Pain Market to Reach $5 Billion by 2018 - Cancer Patient Growth Drives Value
Date:2/3/2009

inical trials for the treatment of cancer pain, but more than 150 agents could have the potential to treat cancer pain. All of these agents are reviewed in this report. Currently, worldwide, 42 drugs with the potential to treat cancer pain have reached Phase III+ in their clinical development. The 15 Phase III+ compounds that are being studied specifically for the treatment of cancer pain include novel delivery approaches for the opioid receptor agonist fentanyl (nine compounds), novel formulations of morphine (two compounds), an NMDA receptor antagonist (intranasal ketamine), a topical combination of ketamine and amitriptyline (NP-1, for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy), an IM sodium channel antagonist (tetrodotoxin), and an oral serotonin receptor agonist that stimulates nerve growth factor release (xaliproden).

Most of the drugs recently approved in the world for the treatment of cancer pain are opiates. One exception is GW's dronabinol/cannabidiol (Sativex), a cannabinoid receptor agonist recently approved in Canada for the treatment of cancer pain. The US has not seen a recent approval, but BDSI's ONSOLIS has reached a pre-registration stage of development in the US.

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