DANBURY, Conn. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The IQVIA™ Institute for Human Data Science found in its latest report, Global Oncology Trends 2019: Therapeutics, Clinical Development and Health System Implications, that in 2018 a record-setting 15 new active substance (NAS) oncology treatments with 17 indications, including one tissue-agnostic therapy, launched in the U.S. Those 2018 debuts bring the total number of new oncology therapeutics launched since 2013 to 57 covering 89 approved indications for 23 different tumor types.
In addition to detailing the influx of new oncology drugs within the R&D pipeline and marketplace, the Institute report explores health system barriers hindering the realization of the benefits of those therapies and drug candidates. The report further notes that despite extensive pipeline activity, oncology remains the most challenging area for research and development, facing significant risk of failure and long, costly development.
“Within oncology therapeutic development, the notable successes and failures in recent years have furthered our understanding of the underlying causes of certain cancers, disease progression, and the potential for novel treatments,” said Murray Aitken, IQVIA senior vice president and executive director of the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. “However, barriers to adoption of new drugs remain, delaying patient benefit from treatment advances. As treatment options increase, the impact on spending levels has become a focus across most parts of the world – a trend that is expected to continue during the next five years as growth continues.”
Additional highlights of the Global Oncology Trends 2019 report include:
The full version of the report, including a detailed description of the study methodology, is available at www.IQVIAInstitute.org. The study was produced independently as a public service, without industry or government funding.
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