Navigation Links
The Market for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck is Characterized by High Unmet Need of Treatment Options Based on Specific Tumor Biology
Date:2/5/2013

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the market for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) in the United States and Europe will continue to face a high unmet need for targeted therapies aimed at specific subsets of patients, including those with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive disease. According to interviewed experts, although emerging therapies are being studied in patients with known HPV or EBV status, the pipeline for drug development in these areas remains sluggish.

"Extending overall survival remains an important unmet need among SCCHN patients and will likely be achieved by identifying and targeting treatments based on a patient's specific tumor biology," said Decision Resources Analyst Regina Jammen , M.S. "Although HPV, EBV and EGFR (epithelial growth factor [receptor]) are validated biomarkers, knowledge of such tumor characteristics does not necessarily inform treatment choice at this time. Developing treatments based on a tumor's particular characteristics will likely optimize therapy and minimize over- and under-treatment. However, with few treatments expected to launch for SCCHN, a high level of unmet need will persist throughout our study period."

According to the Niche Markets and Rare Diseases report entitled Niche Markets and Rare Diseases: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, three therapies are expected to launch over the forecast period for treatment of SCCHN – Boehringer Ingelheim's Tovok/Tomtovok (afatinib), CEL-SCI's Multikine and Oncolytics Biotech's Reolysin – each from a different drug class. Afatinib, an orally administered EGFR inhibitor, will find broad use across several subsets of SCCHN patients. Reolysin, an oncolytic virus, will be used as a second-line therapy for patients with oropharynx, oral cavity, larynx and hypopharynx tumors or squamous cell nasopharynx cancer. And, Multikine, a novel agent with immunostimulatory activity, could address some of the unmet needs of patients with stage III and IVA oral cavity and soft palate tumors.

"Afatinib and Reolysin will expand the second-line treatment options for patients with recurrent/metastatic disease," said Ms. Jammen. "But, none of the three new therapies will dramatically change current treatment practices."

About Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck is offered as part of Decision Resources' Niche Markets and Rare Diseases service. Each report assesses opportunity in a select drug market across the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The report provides detailed coverage of patient populations, current therapies, unmet needs and emerging therapies, and includes primary research with country-specific thought leaders.

About Decision Resources
Decision Resources (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 Group company.

About Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group 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 Group at www.DecisionResourcesGroup.com.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.For more information, contact:Decision ResourcesDecision Resources GroupAllison Thrower

Liz Marshall781-993-2604

781-993-2563athrower@dresourcesgroup.com 

emarshall@dresourcesgroup.com 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Decision Resources
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Wacoms DTH-2242: An Ideal Interactive Pen and Touch Display Solution for Healthcare and Presentation Markets
2. Millennium Research Group Identifies the Top Ten Trends in Medical Device Markets for 2013
3. BRICS NPWT Market and Pressure Relief Devices Industry Analysis in New Research Reports at ReportsnReports.com
4. iBio Announces At-the-Market Equity Offering
5. Monoclonal Antibody Industry 2013 Global and China Market Analysis in New Research Report at RnRMarketResearch.com
6. Wound and Tissue Management Market in Brazil: Abridged Competitive Analysis, Partial Numerical Data, CAGRs And Qualitative Synopses in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
7. Continued Uptake of Novartis/Incytes Jakafi Will Be the Greatest Driver of Growth in the Myelofibrosis Therapy Market
8. Pressure Relief Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2018
9. Asia Pacific Hospital Supplies Market Outlook to 2018 - Disposable Hospital Supplies, Mobility Aids and Transportation Equipment, Operating Room Equipment, Sterilization and Disinfectant Equipment and Others
10. North America Wound Care Management Market Outlook to 2018 - Advanced Wound Management, Wound Closure Devices, Pressure Relief Devices, Ostomy Drainage Bags and Other
11. Asia-Pacific Ophthalmic Devices Market Outlook to 2018 - Vision Care, Intraocular Lens (IOL), Cataract Surgery Devices, Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment, Refractive Surgery Devices, Vitreo Retinal Surgery Devices and Others
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/27/2017)... Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital ... its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. Oz Show ... Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicked off ... The segment features ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader ... and immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax ... of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided ... access to enabling technologies to the new precision ... lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad ...
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern ... home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create ... health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts ... Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology ... of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, single-family ... some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the average ... extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of living ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):