Increasing Incidence of Cancer to Get Better Treatment through Improved Immunotherapy

The global cancer immunotherapy market is prognosticated to encounter a high rate of development over the coming years, inferable from the rise in number of people suffering from different types of cancers. In 2015, the global cancer immunotherapy market was esteemed at US$37.50 bn. its revenue is anticipated to progress at an extremely solid CAGR of 14.6% inside a conjecture period from 2016 to 2024, the global cancer immunotherapy market is required to achieve US$124.88 bn before the finish of 2024.

James P. Allison, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has developed of ipilimumab; it is a cancer immunotherapy that targets CTLA-4. The CTLA-4 is a receptor that efficiently kill immune cells. By using CTLA-4 ipilimumab stimulates the response of immunity system to target and eliminate cancer cells. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the CTLA-4 ipilimumab, as it was the first immune checkpoint inhibitor. It also helped in achieving long-lasting remission of metastatic melanoma in some cases. Thus, extensive characterization of immune regulation and development therapies have drastically grown the treatment for certain cancers.

The increasing incidence of life threating diseases such as cancer has grown largely in the recent past. Number of research and development have taken place to find a solution for such diseases. The growth of cancer immunotherapy has grown immensely and is expected to grow further in the next few years. The availability of various types of therapy to treat cancer, cancer immunotherapy is the most preferred choice by the cancer patient.  The market is estimated to show high development rate in couple of years. The market for cancer immunotherapy includes blood cancer, colorectal cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and other minor areas. Breast cancer is most commonly found among various individual, thus it is the leading areas for cancer immunotherapy.

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The cancer immunotherapy market includes monoclonal antibodies, immune system modulators, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and immune checkpoint inhibitors. Among these segments monoclonal antibodies is highly preferred method of treatments at a large scale in the global healthcare sector. The reason to gain higher popularity among the large population, monoclonal antibodies are effective and reasonably priced. Additionally, immune checkpoint inhibitors are also expected to gain traction and higher overall efficacy in coming years. 

  • The rising incidence of cancer among the huge population, lung cancer is also growing simultaneously due to increasing air pollution in developed areas. Moreover, increasing number of smokers are high susceptible to get affected by cancer.


  • The market for cancer immunotherapy is anticipated to strengthen due to traditional methods in coming years.  The greater efficacy over traditional treatment techniques and exceptionally promising treatment methods can be seen in near future and will grow the cancer immunotherapy market globally.  
  • Regardless of various beneficial factors growing the cancer immunotherapy market certain restrains have to be met. The slow progress in the development cycles in it various product type will hamper the market from growing. Additionally, lack of awareness especially for cancer immunotherapy as compared to conventional treatments is projected to lower the hinder the cancer immunotherapy market in coming years.    
  • Geographically, the developed countries in the regions of North America and in Europe have outperformed in the cancer immunotherapy market where high level of innovation techniques are used. Improved healthcare facilities and health conscious among the huge population has triggered the demand for cancer immunotherapy in these regions.

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Europe and North America to continue to Lead

Geographically, the worldwide cancer immunotherapy market is segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. Europe and North America have been leading this market since long. The presence of superior medical and healthcare infrastructure is supporting both the regional markets. The ongoing research activities for the development of innovative therapies for cancer treatment are likely to aid these markets in the coming years, resulting in their continued dominance. With ample of untapped opportunities, Asia Pacific is also expected to report a promising growth in the near future, notes the market study.

The leading players in the global cancer immunotherapy market are Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca Plc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., GlaxoSmithKline Plc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Eli Lilly and Co., Sanofi, Merck & Co. Inc., Janssen Biotech Inc., Pfizer Inc., Novartis AG, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

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