NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
United States Oncology Drug Delivery Preferences and Opportunities in Cancer Drug Delivery
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•Understand trends, dynamics, and parameters specific to the delivery of drugs to cancer patients in key treatment settings such as home, office, or infusion center.
•Identify physician prescribing trends relative to drug delivery considerations.
•Understanding the role of reimbursement in physician's choice of drug delivery.
•Identify physicians' perception of different drug delivery approaches, as well as key drivers for adoption/non-adoption, compliance, and choice of delivery devices.
•Identify drug delivery trends within the oncology area.
•Determine product attributes relative to delivery that are considered to be important by physicians and patients.
•Identify prospective patient preferences and willingness to try new technologies as well as determine key drivers of adoption/non-adoption.
Drug delivery is an important area of drug development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. In oncology, developers are interested in understanding the opportunities and parameters for delivery of drugs in outpatient settings, particularly in the home. This is important for biotechnology products used in this area as companies seek to design new products and evaluate new opportunities for targeted therapies and other cancer treatments.
Scope: Drug Delivery Categories
The eleven drug delivery categories evaluated in this research are:
•Subcutaneous (SC) injection
•Intramuscular (IM) injection
•Implantable infusion pump
•External infusion pump
•Topical gel or cream
•Across all cancer types, oral is currently the dominant ( percent) mode of drug delivery. Meanwhile, the availability and prescription of effective implantable infusion pump as an oncology drug delivery mode has the potential for higher patient acceptance compared to external infusion pump. However, a significant proportion ( percent) of patients who are unwilling to use external infusion pumps will still comply if the method is prescribed by a doctor.
•While cancer patients are least familiar with topical gel or cream for oncology treatment, percent of respondents reported that they would be willing to use this method for future oncology treatments, implying a potential for high growth rate.
•Although external infusion pump remains in the top three most utilized oncology drug delivery methods, utilization rates within cancer types has decreased.
•For Lung Cancer, oral is currently the dominant ( percent) delivery method. Since topical gel or cream has a high utilization rate ( percent), high satisfaction rate ( percent), and a strong rate ( percent) of willingness to use, it appears that topical gel or cream could be positioned to grow as an oncology drug delivery method of choice for lung cancer patients.
•Although it is not a top-three treatment option, rectal drug delivery has the overall highest utilization rate when comparing mean scores ( ) among all cancer types, implying a potential for market share growth.
•Lung cancer patients are least familiar with external infusion pump ( percent) for oncology treatment, and only half of respondents report that they are willing to use external infusion pumps for future oncology treatments.
•For Colorectal Cancer, external infusion pump delivery is currently dominant. Although the most-used oncology drug delivery methods among colorectal cancer patients are invasive, these patients prefer non-invasive treatment options the most: transdermal patch ( percent), topical gel/cream (86 percent), and oral ( percent).
•The potential to increase the usage of transdermal patches is high, considering the high proportion of willing users and that there is high satisfaction with this drug delivery method.
•External infusion pump is used more often by colorectal cancer patients than any of the other surveyed cancers.
Table of Contents
Research Objectives and Methods
Executive Summary and Implications
Profile of Respondents
Awareness and Utilization of Oncology Drug Delivery Methods
Perceptions, Attitudes and Willingness to Use Drug Delivery Methods
Preference for and Satisfaction with Drug Delivery Methods
Preferred Setting for Treatment
Profile of Patients' Compliance
Criteria of Drug Delivery Selection
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