Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease with the majority of patients surviving less than one year. Despite huge advances in other oncology indications, treatment options for pancreatic cancer remain severely limited. Tarceva is currently the only approved targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer but offers limited survival benefits. The treatment landscape of pancreatic cancer is dominated by chemotherapeutic agents with limited efficacy advantages. This content presents a detailed analysis of pancreatic cancer treatment goals in locally advanced and metastatic settings. We assess how current therapies perform on key drug attributes and measure the impact of drug attributes on physicians’ prescribing behavior. We also consider which unmet needs novel therapies should address in order to distinguish themselves from their rivals and maximize uptake.
Markets covered: United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany
Primary research: Survey of 60 U.S. and 30 European medical oncologists fielded in March 2017.
Key companies: Celgene, Shire, Ipsen, Roche, Merck
Key drugs: Abraxane, Onivyde, Tarceva, Keytruda