Colorectal Cancer – Landscape & Forecast – Disease Landscape & Forecast

Doublet or triplet chemotherapy alone or in combination with angiogenesis inhibitors remains the cornerstone of treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients without RAS mutations also benefit from EGFR inhibitors (Merck & Co. / Eli Lilly’s Erbitux and Amgen’s Vectibix), which are recommended for first-line treatment of patients with left-sided tumors. Notably, additional targeted therapies for specific molecular subtypes have been developed: immune checkpoint inhibitors (Merck & Co.’s Keytruda and Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo and Yervoy) for MSI-high and/or MMR-deficient tumors; BRAF inhibitors (Array BioPharma / Pfizer’s Braftovi) for metastatic colorectal cancer with a BRAF V600E mutation; and HER2-targeted agents in some markets (Chugai’s Perjeta and trastuzumab and Seagen’s Tukysa) for HER2-positive metastatic disease. Most therapies in late-stage development are intended to treat other genomic alterations (i.e., KRAS G12C mutation) or expand the immunotherapy-based approaches for treating MSS and/or pMMR tumors.


  • How large are the drug-treatable colorectal cancer populations? How do patient populations differ by disease stage and key biomarkers?
  • What are interviewed experts’ views on current and emerging late-phase therapies, and what strategies are companies pursuing to secure uptake and share in the colorectal cancer market?
  • What are the key drivers and constraints in the colorectal cancer therapy market, and how will they change over the forecast period?


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