Combination therapies are transforming the malignant melanoma treatment landscape, raising the efficacy bar for emerging therapies. However, combination therapies have increased the cost of malignant melanoma treatment and drug manufacturers are under increasing pressure to justify the value of their therapy. In order to optimize market access, manufacturers need to understand the reimbursement dynamics in this market (e.g. the impact of payer-imposed restrictions, risk-sharing agreements, and patient assistance programs) and draw on insights from the successes and setbacks of current key malignant melanoma brands.

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  • Malignant Melanoma - Access & Reimbursement - Detailed, Expanded Analysis (US)

Author(s): Rachel Webster

Rachel Webster M.Sc., D.Phil., is a senior director in the oncology and biosimilars team at Decision Resources Group, where she manages a team of analysts in producing syndicated primary and secondary market research reports on a wide range of oncology indications. She also provides sales and client support for all oncology products.

Previously, Dr. Webster was a senior analyst in the oncology group at Decision Resources. Dr. Webster has extensive experience in market forecasting with detailed expertise in cancer immunotherapies, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, and malignant melanoma. Dr Webster is also experienced in conducting primary research with physicians and payers in a wide range of oncology indications across the major pharmaceutical markets. Prior to joining Decision Resources Group, Dr. Webster was a research scientist at Immunocore in the target validation group, where her research focused on identifying target antigens expressed in cancers and autoimmune diseases using a proprietary T-cell receptor (TCR) technology platform, molecular biology and phage display techniques. Dr. Webster obtained her D.Phil., in biochemistry, M.Sc. and M.A (Hons) in biological sciences, from the University of Oxford.


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