Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Oncology Supportive Care Drugs Market Trends and the market is segmented by Drug Class (Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor, Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent, Antiemetics, Bisphosphonates, Opioids, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Topical, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market provides the value (in USD million) for the above-mentioned segments.

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 3.56 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

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Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Analysis

The cancer supportive care drugs market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 3.56% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic affected healthcare systems and resulted in the interruption of usual care in many healthcare facilities, exposing vulnerable patients with cancer to significant risks. For Instance, in August 2020 the Authorea Journal article titled 'The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic In Children With Cancer: A Report From Saudi Arabia' reported that cancer children on chemotherapy require regular outpatient assistance, and intermittent hospital admission, and support therapy for appropriate therapy delivery. It reported that in the studied population, 63% of patients reported a delay in treatment received during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, out of these, the majority of patients (53.3%) reported hospital cancellation as the main reason for treatment or procedure delay during the COVID-19 lockdown and city curfew and 30.8% of patients reported non -availability of adequate PPE, lack of cancer support and shortage of medications as a major challenge faced during the pandemic. Many countries have suspended cancer screening programs for asymptomatic people due to the need to deploy healthcare personnel and resources to combat the pandemic. The Welsh and Scottish governments terminated breast, cervical, and bowel cancer screening programs in March 2020. Thus, owing to the shifted focus of research towards the development of COVID-19 vaccines, the market initially suffered a negative impact in terms of clinical trial activity but later came to recover.

Factors such as the increasing prevalence of cancer can be directly associated with the growth of this market. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2021 the estimated new numbers of cancer cases were 1.9 million and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States. And in 2022 the same source projected that the new number of cancer cases will be 1.9 million and 609,360 cancer deaths in the United States. According to GLOBOCAN 2021, the new cancer cases that were diagnosed accounted for 19.3 million in 2021 globally, with 10.0 million deaths due to cancer. According to the WHO-World Health Organization, Cancer is the largest cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for almost 10 million fatalities in 2020, or nearly one in every six deaths, and approximately 400 000 children are diagnosed with the disease. Thus, increasing cancer would increase the demand for supportive drugs for treatment.

Rising disposable income and improved healthcare structure have also helped people to access cancer supportive care drugs, which is also helping this market grow. As per an August 2021 update, in Singapore, MediShield Life coverage changed from USD 3,000 a month to a range of USD 200 to USD 9,600 a month, based on the drugs used. The Government will also subsidize more cancer treatments and raise the criteria from a per capita monthly income of USD 2,800 to USD 6,500 for subsidies under the Medication Assistance Fund for certain high-cost drugs. The market players joining the patient access programs are boosting the growth of the market. For Instance, in February 2021, Biocon Biologics Ltd. signed an agreement with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to expand access to lifesaving cancer biosimilars in over 30 countries in Africa and Asia as a part of the Cancer Access Partnership (CAP). The partnership is a significant step in delivering advanced cancer therapies to patients who need them the most and ensuring equitable access to high-quality biosimilars in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Through this partnership, the company will enable access to Trastuzumab & Pegfilgrastim in Africa & Asia. The launch of new drugs by the market players in the regions is also boosting the growth of the market. For instance, in September 2021, Intas Pharmaceuticals launched Oral Azacitidine in India under the brand name Azadine-O for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It is approved for use in maintenance therapy for adult patients with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Such launches enhance the accessibility of cancer-supportive drugs and thus boosts the growth of the market segment.

However, other factors such as side effects from cancer-supportive drugs and stringent regulatory processes have also contributed as restraining factors to this market.

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market according to our research experts:

NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) Segment is Expected to Register High Growth Over the Forecast Period

Various research studies have been published on the insights about the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) in cancer treatments. For instance, in February 2021, a research study published titled "Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Colorectal Cancer Chemoprevention" stated that there is growing evidence from epidemiologic, preclinical, and clinical studies suggesting that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play a beneficial role in colorectal cancer chemoprevention. They reduce the risk of colorectal polyps, mostly by cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition. Further, according to a research study published in November 2021, titled 'Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Second Cancer Risk in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Nationwide Population-Based Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study in Taiwan', the use of COX-2 together with non-COX-2 medications during the follow-up could reduce second cancer risk, taking more than one NSAID had varying benefits on reducing the incidence of second cancer. Hence, such research studies increase awareness about the drugs and will increase the market growth.

The launch of new drugs by the market players in the regions is also boosting the growth of the market. For instance, in September 2021, Intas Pharmaceuticals launched Oral Azacitidine in India under the brand name Azadine-O for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It is approved for use in maintenance therapy for adult patients with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Such launches enhance the accessibility of the drugs and thus boosts the growth of the market segment. Additionally, in July 2020, National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority, Malaysia approved a new breast cancer drug named NERLYNX (neratinib). It has shown its significance in reducing the risk of cancer recurrence. The drug is an oral medication taken by women with breast cancer who have had surgery, chemotherapy, and prior trastuzumab-based therapy. Thus, owing to the abovementioned factors, the segment of the studied market is expected to project growth over the forecast period.

Estimated Number of Incident Cancer Cases, Global, 2020 to 2040

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to hold a major market share in the global brucellosis vaccines market. Factors such as the increasing prevalence of diseases and increasing initiatives by the public and private players are anticipated to drive the studied market growth in the country. Although high prevalence leads to a burden on the population of the country, US and Canada have developed healthcare systems and hence spend a lot on the treatment and research in the oncology field. Hence, these countries attract a lot of market players. The increasing research and development funding over the years is also boosting the growth of the market. In April 2022, a study published in Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences conducted by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine revolves around the dense protein meshwork that supports organs and helps to rebuild damaged tissue. Collagen protein fibers, the major component of the mesh, are continually broken down and replaced to maintain tensile strength, and as part of the wound healing process. The study found that the degraded collagen increased the amount of arginine, an amino acid that is used by the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) to produce compounds called reactive nitrogen species (RNS). This, in turn, caused neighboring, supportive stellate cells to build collagen-based meshes around tumors. Such studies would provide new innovative methods for the use of supportive drugs in the treatment of cancer which will increase the market growth.

Furthermore, in January 2020, the Global Cancer Program hosted the "UCSF-Mexico Cancer Collaboration Annual Meeting" with partners, such as Instituto Nacional Cancerologia (INCan), Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), and the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica (INMEGEN). The UCSF-Mexico Cancer Initiative aims to strengthen regional cancer research capacity and expand the institutional cancer research portfolios and training activities of partners in Mexico. Thus, the high prevalence and growing research funding for cancer research is expected to drive the growth of the cancer vaccines market in Mexico. Hence, increasing research would increase the market growth in the upcoming period by providing a favorable environment for supportive drug development. Therefore, the prevalence of diseases and increasing initiatives by the public and private players are anticipated to drive the studied market growth in the country.

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market - Growth Rate by Region

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Industry Overview

The majority of the cancer supportive care drugs are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and a better distribution system have established their position in the market. The market is partially fragmented making it very competitive. Moreover, Asia-pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players, which has helped the market growth in these regions and has also increased competition for market share. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are Amgen Inc., Novartis AG, Merck & Co. Inc, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, and Johnson & Johnson among others.

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Leaders

  1. Amgen Inc.

  2. Novartis AG

  3. Merck & Co. Inc

  4. Johnson & Johnson

  5. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

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Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market News

  • In March 2022, Imugene, based in Australia, reported a new clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement with MSD, a tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Imugene's HER-Vaxx, B-cell activating immunotherapy, in combination with MSD's anti-PD-1 therapy, pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA), in patients with HER-2 positive gastric cancer.
  • In March 2022, Novartis received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Pluvicto for the treatment of adult patients with a certain type of advanced cancer called prostate-specific membrane antigen-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (PSMA-positive mCRPC) that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). These patients have already been treated with other anticancer treatments (androgen receptor pathway inhibition and taxane-based chemotherapy).

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Large Number of Side-effects Associated with Cancer Treatment

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Disposable Incomes and Constant Improvements in Healthcare Infrastructure

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Prevalence of Cancer

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Advancements in Targated Therapy Drugs

      2. 4.3.2 Side Effects of Supportive Care Drugs

      3. 4.3.3 Stringent Regulatory Process

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Drug Class

      1. 5.1.1 G-CSFs (Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor)

      2. 5.1.2 ESAs (Erythropoiesis stimulating agent)

      3. 5.1.3 Antiemetics

      4. 5.1.4 Bisphosphonates

      5. 5.1.5 Opioids

      6. 5.1.6 NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)

      7. 5.1.7 Topical

      8. 5.1.8 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. 5.2.1.1 United States

        2. 5.2.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.2.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. 5.2.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.2.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.2.2.3 France

        4. 5.2.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.2.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.2.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.2.3.1 China

        2. 5.2.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.2.3.3 India

        4. 5.2.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.2.3.5 South Korea

        6. 5.2.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.2.4.1 GCC

        2. 5.2.4.2 South Africa

        3. 5.2.4.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.2.5 South America

        1. 5.2.5.1 Brazil

        2. 5.2.5.2 Argentina

        3. 5.2.5.3 Rest of South America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Amgen Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Helsinn Healthcare

      3. 6.1.3 Heron Pharma

      4. 6.1.4 Johnson & Johnson

      5. 6.1.5 Merck & Co. Inc

      6. 6.1.6 Novartis (Sandoz)

      7. 6.1.7 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

      8. 6.1.8 Acacia Pharma Group Plc

      9. 6.1.9 Sanofi

      10. 6.1.10 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

      11. 6.1.11 Celldex Therapeutics

      12. 6.1.12 Ipsen Pharma

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Industry Segmentation

Cancer supportive care drugs are used to mitigate the harmful side effects of cancer treatment by protecting certain cells or organs. The cancer supportive care drugs market is segmented by Drug Class (Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, Erythropoiesis stimulating agent, Antiemetics, Bisphosphonates, Opioids, Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Topical, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Drug Class
G-CSFs (Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor)
ESAs (Erythropoiesis stimulating agent)
Antiemetics
Bisphosphonates
Opioids
NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
Topical
Others
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
GCC
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
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Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market Research FAQs

The Global Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.56% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Amgen Inc., Novartis AG, Merck & Co. Inc, Johnson & Johnson and F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG are the major companies operating in the Global Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market.

The report covers the Global Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Cancer Supportive Care Drugs Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Cancer Supportive Care Drugs market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Cancer Supportive Care Drugs analysis includes a market forecast outlook 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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