Breast cancer screening is carried out to detect cancer in its early stages, and ensure timely treatment of the patients. The American Cancer Society states that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for more than 1 in 8 cancers diagnosed in American women. There are different types of breast cancer depending on the type of breast cell that becomes cancerous. Breast cancer can affect different parts of the breast, such as the ducts and the lobes. The breast cancer screening tests market for the United States was estimated to be USD XX billion in 2016 and is expected to grow ten times during the decade.
Although mammography is usually the first step of breast cancer screening, molecular testing is gaining attention as the first step of the screening process. Therefore, the market for molecular testing is forecasted to grow at a strong CAGR.
The major factors that contribute to the risk of breast cancer include gender, age and family history regarding breast cancer. There have been a number of initiatives to increase awareness about breast cancer screening and the benefits of early diagnosis of the disease. A lot of innovation and research is going on regarding breast cancer screening, which is a driver for this market.
The report is segmented based on the type of tests (blood marker tests, fluorescence in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, MammaPrint test and mammogram) and by geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America & South America).
The number of cases of breast cancer is the highest in North America, followed by Western Europe, Australia and the rest of Europe. With the availability of early screening procedures and reimbursements, North America has the largest market share, followed by Europe. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market as there is an increase in awareness and large government and private investments in research and development for breast cancer screening in this region. Mammograms are the most widely used techniques for breast cancer screening, while blood tests and other imaging techniques are now becoming popular.
Some of the key players in the market are:
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