Merkel Cell Carcinoma | A Pipeline Analysis Report 2018 | Technavio
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Technavio has published a new report on the drug development pipeline for Merkel cell carcinoma, including a detailed study of the pipeline molecules. (Graphic: Business Wire)
This report presents a detailed analysis of the market, including regulatory framework, drug development strategies, recruitment strategies, and key companies that are expected to play an essential role in the growth of the market.
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Merkel cell carcinoma - market overview
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a very rare type of skin cancer that develops when Merkel cells grow out of control. Merkel cells are present in the top layer of the skin and are involved in touch sensation. MCC was described for the first time as trabecular skin carcinoma in 1972. MCC is a rare but aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer with frequent metastasis and death.
According to a senior analyst at Technavio for research on infectious and rare diseases, “MCC develops as a firm, rapidly enlarging, painless, and red-violet cutaneous nodule with a smooth surface. The site that gets affected by MCC most frequently is the head and neck region followed by the trunk and the limbs. MCC has been believed to be a cancer of immunogenic nature as it develops more often in patients with suppressed immunity because of human immunodeficiency virus infection and organ transplant in comparison with the people with adequate immunity.”
Merkel cell carcinoma: Segmentation analysis
This market research report segments the Merkel cell carcinoma market based on therapies employed (monotherapy, combination therapy, monotherapy/combination therapy, and unknown), RoA (oral, intravenous, intratumoral, parenteral, intralesional, intravenous + intratumoral/ intramuscular, and unknown), therapeutic modality (monoclonal antibody, small molecule, biological, oncolytic virus, and recombinant protein), targets for drugs under development (PD-L1, TLR, CD47, GITR, HDAC, IL-2, LAG-3, large-T cell antigen, MEK, mTOR, multitarget, NK cell, OX40, and unknown), and recruitment status (recruiting, active not recruiting, not yet recruiting, completed, terminated, and NA).
Monotherapy includes the use of a single drug to treat a disorder or a disease. In the current pipeline, around 38.89% of the molecules that are being investigated for the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma are monotherapy.
In case of intravenous RoA, the drug substance is delivered directly into the vein. About 39% of the total molecules that are in the current pipeline are expected to be administered intravenously.
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Scope of the Report
Drug Development Landscape
- Drugs under development
- Indications coverage
Drug Development Strategies
- Therapies employed
- Therapeutic modality
- Geographical coverage
- Recruitment status
- Recruitment volume
- Type of players
- Company overview
Discontinued or Dormant Molecules
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