Prostate Cancer | Current Treatment | Physician Insights | EU5 | 2017

Hormonal therapy is the mainstay of prostate cancer, in all stages of disease and clinical settings. The adoption of novel hormonal agents, Zytiga (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) and Xtandi (Pfizer/Astellas), for metastatic castrate-resistant disease has driven considerable growth in the size of the prostate cancer market. Penetration of Zytiga and Xtandi (and other novel hormonal agents) in other patient populations (e.g., biochemical recurrent, non-metastatic castrate-resistant disease) will be major market drivers. Other therapies, including Xofigo (Bayer HealthCare) and Jevtana (Sanofi) offer non-hormonal treatment options. However, optimal sequencing of therapies in the crowded castrate resistant prostate cancer armamentarium is still under reconnaissance.

Questions Answered:

  • How does treatment differ, if at all, between biochemically recurrent and non-metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer patients? What secondary hormone manipulations, if any, are employed?
  • What is the most preferred sequencing of treatment among the asymptomatic, and symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer patients?
  • What are the main key drivers and obstacles to prescribing of the current therapies in the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer?
  • How does treatment duration of key therapies (e.g., LHRH agonists, Zytiga, and Xtandi) differ by clinical setting (e.g., newly diagnosed patients vs. biochemical recurrent vs. castrate-resistant) according to surveyed physicians?

Markets covered: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom.

Primary research: Survey of 250 European oncologists and urologists (~50 in each of the EU5 countries) fielded in February 2017.

Key companies: Johnson & Johnson, Astellas Pharma (Medivation), Bayer Healthcare, Sanofi-Aventis

Key drugs: Xtandi, Xofigo, Jevtana, Zytiga

Login to access report