Currently, major pharmaceutical companies are focusing on investigating more targeted approaches to cancer therapy. Cancer R & D is rapidly migrating from traditional cytotoxic chemotherapies toward higher specificity immunological and biological approaches that target unique biochemical receptors and signaling pathways. For 2002-2004, market growth in cancer therapeutics will be dominated by novel agents, such as anti-angiogenics, monoclonal antibodies, topoisomerase inhibitors, and aromatase inhibitors. Any company not heavily invested in these areas will fail to achieve a strong market presence. These new drugs will be more cancer- and patient-specific and will have the potential for slowing cancer growth and inhibiting disease progression, with fewer adverse effects on the patient.
Outlook for Cancer Therapeutics: An Analysis of Key Competitor Pipelines, a DR Reports publication from Decision Resources, Inc., profiles the emerging therapies in ten leading R&D pipelines. This 142-page report focuses on the four most common types of cancer: lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate. It provides an excellent overview of disease pathophysiology, staging, diagnosis, standard of care, risk factors, and current therapies.
Companies profiled include: Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Roche, Genentech, Aventis, Pharmacia, Sugen, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, and Ilex Oncology. The report highlights these companies':
-- Marketed and development-stage drugs -- Patent position -- Financial outlook -- Future promise
Outlook for Cancer Therapeutics: An Analysis of Key Competitor Pipelines is currently available for $5,250 in print and electronic format.
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