Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market is Segmented by Disease Type (Non-small Cell Lung Cancer [NSCLC] and Small Cell Lung Cancer [SCLC]), Treatment (Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Immunotherapy, Targeted Therapy, and Other Treatments), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for all the above segments.

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Industry Overview

 Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.7 %

Major Players

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Analysis

The lung cancer therapeutics market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a threat to the world, particularly to those who are already suffering from lung disease. Lung cancer patients have faced numerous challenges as a result of the pandemic. According to an article published in September 2020 titled "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lung cancer patients," at the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, around 95 patients out of 161 had delayed their return visit in April 2020, and 47 cases were finally designated as having delayed admission during the pandemic and having to discontinue or delay their regular anticancer treatments.

Lung cancer is a lethal lung tumor portrayed by the undisciplined growth of cells in the lung tissues. Cigarette smoking is the principal risk factor for the development of lung cancer. Prolonged exposure to tobacco smoke can also cause lung cancer. The interpretation of lung cancer is confirmed by biopsy, which is carried out using bronchoscopy or CT guidance. Therefore, the treatment of lung cancer can be done by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, surgery, etc.

In addition, the increasing funding in the field of research and development of new drugs, increasing pollution due to rapid industrialization, and a rise in the number of smokers are some of the reasons for the increasing prevalence of lung cancer. As per the American Cancer Society 2022, lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths. Besides, according to the 2021 report by the American Lung Association, while the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past five years, the survival rate has increased by 14.5% nationally. Hence, all these factors have been driving the growth of the market. 

In May 2021, the United States Foof and Drug Administration approved Rybrevant (amivantamab-vmjw) as the first treatment for adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer to Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Such product approvals also add to the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.  

However, the side effects of drug therapies and the high cost of the therapies have been restraining the market growth.

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Industry Segments

As per the scope of the report, lung cancer or lung carcinoma is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the lungs. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain, weight loss, and shortness of breath. Due to an increase in the incidence of lung cancer, the global lung cancer therapeutics market is expected to expand at a rapid pace. Lung cancer therapeutic drugs and surgery are therapies aimed at diminishing, stunting, destroying, or killing the cancerous growth and cells in the lungs. The lung cancer therapeutics market is segmented by disease type (non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC] and small cell lung cancer [SCLC]), treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and other treatments), 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 of 17 countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for all the above segments.

By Disease Type
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)
By Treatment
Radiation Therapy
Targeted Therapy
Other Treatments
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market according to our research experts:

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is Expected to Dominate the Market

Primary lung cancer is divided into two types: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the more common of the two types of lung cancer. As per the American Cancer Society 2019, about 80% to 85% of lung cancers are NSCLC. Adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are the three main subtypes of NSCLC. As their treatment and prognoses (outlook) are often similar, these subtypes, which start from different types of lung cells, are grouped together as NSCLC.

As per the article published by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in January 2022 on lung cancer types, lung adenocarcinoma is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for 30% of all cases overall and about 40% of all non-small cell lung cancer occurrences. As per the same source, squamous cell lung cancer accounts for about 30% of all non-small cell lung cancers and is commonly associated with smoking. In most cases of NSCLC, large-cell undifferentiated carcinoma accounts for 10% to 15% of all cases. Large-cell undifferentiated carcinoma has a proclivity for rapidly growing and spreading.

According to the American Cancer Society, 236,740 lung and bronchus cancers are likely to be diagnosed in the United States in 2022, with 130,180 deaths. NSCLC is expected to account for about 85% of those cases. Hence, this is likely to create demand for cancer therapeutics over the forecast period.

In October 2021, Food and Drug Administration approved the immunotherapy drug atezlizumab (Tecentriq) as an additional treatment after surgery and chemotherapy for some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The recent approval of drugs fro the treatment of the non-small cell lung cancer are likely to boost the growth of the market during the forcast period.

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market: Estimated Number of Lung Cancer Cases of all Ages, United States, By Sex, 2022

North America is Expected to Dominate the Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market

The main driver behind the market growth is the increasing number of people suffering from lung cancer. As per the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 report, an estimated 235,760 adults (119,100 men and 116,6600 women) in the United States were expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung cancer makes up about 13% of all new cancer diagnoses. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States. The report had estimated that 131,880 (69,410 men and 62,470 women) deaths from this disease would occur in 2021.

However, North American countries like the United States and Canada have developed and well-structured healthcare systems. These systems also encourage research and development. These policies encourage global players to enter the United States and Canada. As a result, these countries enjoy the presence of many global market players. As high demand is met by the presence of global players in the region, the market is further expected to grow.

Besides, product approval in the United States also contributes to market growth. For instance, in May 2021, Amgen announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved LUMAKRAS (sotorasib) for the treatment of adult patients with KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have received at least one prior systemic therapy.

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market - Growth Rate by Region

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Competitor Analysis

Some of the players operating in the market are AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc., Allergan Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Abbvie Inc., Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceuticals), Amgen Inc., and Novartis AG. The majority of the lung cancer therapeutics are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and better distribution systems have established their positions in the market. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to a rise in awareness. This has also helped the market grow.

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Top Players

  1. AstraZeneca

  2. Boehringer Ingelheim

  3. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

  4. Novartis AG

  5. Eli Lilly and Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Concentration

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, Novartis received approval from European Commission for Tabrecta for the treatment of METex14 skipping advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
  • In April 2022, AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo received the acceptance of the supplemental Biologics License Application for Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) for the treatment of adult patients in the United States with unresectable or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Lung Cancer

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Pollution due to Rapid Industrialization and Rise in the Number of Smokers

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Funding in the Field of Research and Development of New Drugs

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Side Effects of Drugs

      2. 4.3.2 High Cost of Therapies

    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 Disease Type

      1. 5.1.1 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

      2. 5.1.2 Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

    2. 5.2 By Treatment

      1. 5.2.1 Chemotherapy

      2. 5.2.2 Radiation Therapy

      3. 5.2.3 Immunotherapy

      4. 5.2.4 Targeted Therapy

      5. 5.2.5 Other Treatments

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 AstraZeneca

      2. 6.1.2 Boehringer Ingelheim

      3. 6.1.3 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

      4. 6.1.4 Eli Lilly and Company

      5. 6.1.5 Hoffmann-La Roche

      6. 6.1.6 Merck & Co.

      7. 6.1.7 Pfizer Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

      9. 6.1.9 Abbvie (Allergan)

      10. 6.1.10 Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceuticals)

      11. 6.1.11 Amgen Inc.

      12. 6.1.12 Novartis AG

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market Research FAQs

The Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis AG, Eli Lilly and Company are the major companies operating in Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market.

Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics report PDF.

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