Aarkstore : Glioblastoma Multiforme Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2020 - Growth to Hinge on the Success of Personalized Vaccine Following Early Approval in Germany
GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research report, "Glioblastoma Multiforme Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2020 - Growth to Hinge on the Success of Personalized Vaccine Following Early Approval in Germany".
Due to the poor prognosis under currently available treatments, therapies with high potency are in strong demand in the Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) market. In newly diagnosed patients, the current standard of care, comprising resection surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy with Mercks Temodar (temozolomide), has a maximum Overall Survival (OS) of 15 months and almost inevitable tumor recurrence. Current therapeutic options for recurrent GBM are Roches Avastin (bevacizumab), carmustine and other chemotherapy drugs used off-label. However, they only offer limited OS benefit, leaving high unmet need in this patient segment.
During the 20132020 forecast period, the GBM market is expected to grow rapidly from $301m to $623m. The market entry of Northwest Biotherapeutics DCVax-L, a dendritic cell-based therapeutic vaccine that acts as an add-on to the standard treatment in newly diagnosed patients, will account for much of this growth. Having demonstrated superior OS improvement compared with the standard treatment alone in clinical trials, it is expected to bear high market potential, given that its efficacy is translated into larger Phase III trials. The cancer vaccine Rindopepimut (CDX-110) and targeted therapy Cotara will also enter the GBM market, but will drive growth to a lesser extent. However, unmet needs are likely to remain in the relapsed setting over the forecast period due to the lack of superior OS benefits in the late-stage pipeline.