Global Melanoma Drug Market Analysis


  • Type: Oncology area
  • Published : March 2021
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Country: Other
  • Report ID : 180

  • Format: PPT, PDF



Report Overview

The Global Melanoma drugs market size stood at USD 8.2 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD xx billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the melanocyte cells that are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that imparts colour to the skin. It occurs when unrepaired damage to skin cells leads to their rapid multiplication, thus forming malignant tumours. The primary cause of Melanoma is prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. If detected and treated at an early stage, the disease is almost always curable. In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of new cases reported, due to changing environmental landscape. The market for its treatment has thus witnessed significant growth

Market Drivers

The entry of biosimilars in the market is expected to increase during the forecast period due to the patent expiration of key branded biologics. For instance, Amgen’s patent for Imlygic expires in 2021, and this is expected to offer opportunities for new players to enter the market, and, in turn, boost the market growth

The prevalence of skin allergies, melanoma, and other skin cancers in developing countries is high, which serves as an opportunity for drug companies to gain a larger share in these regions. Increasing demand for cost-efficient therapeutics in developing regions, such as Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa, has encouraged major players to develop cheaper and effective drugs. These factors are expected to fuel the growth of the overall market in the coming years


1. Global Melanoma Drugs Market Overview………..………..……………………
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers…………………………………………………………………
A. Rise in Global Prevalence of Melanoma
B. Growing R&D Investments and Reimbursement Policies
3. Major Types of Melanoma….……………….………..…………………………..….…
A. Malignant Melanoma
B. Benign Melanoma
4. Melanoma Drugs Market Segmentation…….……………………….…………….
A. Treatment Therapeutics:
I. Chemotherapy
II. Immunotherapy
III. Radiotherapy
IV. Targeted Therapy
V. Others
B. Geography
I. North America Market Analysis
II. Europe Market Analysis
III. Asia-Pacific Market Analysis
IV. Middle East and Africa Market Analysis
C. Distribution Channel
I. Hospital Pharmacies
II. Retail Pharmacies
III. Online Pharmacies
IV. Others
5. Melanoma Drugs Market Share……………..…………………………..……………
A. Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Revenue
6. Competitive Landscape…………………………….…………………………………
A. Major Players
B. Products in Pipeline
7. Key Company Profiles…………….………………………………………..……………
A. AstraZeneca Company Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Novartis Company Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. Merck Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
8. Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape……………………..……..……
A. Policy changes and Reimbursement scenario
9. Factors Driving Future Growth………………………………………………………
A. New Trends and Development of Melanoma Drugs Market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Treatment Therapeutics:

In 2016, chemotherapy captured around 7% of the therapy segment in terms of revenue. This can be attributed to its high adoption rate in the past few years due to the increasing incidence of cancer, especially skin cancers. Chemotherapy includes a broad range of therapeutics that involve proteins and other synthetically derived products

Immunotherapy held the largest share of the therapy segment. This can be attributed to the effectiveness of drugs used in immunotherapy and an increase in their approvals. Strong emerging pipeline for melanoma treatment is expected to drive the immunotherapy segment over the forecast period

Targeted therapy is anticipated to grow at a lucrative CAGR of about 18% owing to benefits such as limited adverse effects and higher efficiency of targeted therapy drugs. Advancements in genomics have led to the development of targeted cancer therapies for the treatment of patients who are incurable by intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy

The radiation therapy segment is expected to exhibit steady growth over the forecast period owing to the increasing number of advanced melanoma cases and the use of radiation as an adjuvant therapy post-surgery. Radiation therapy is rarely used as a primary treatment. It is only administered to patients in stage 4, who cannot be treated with surgery

By Distribution Channel:

Based on the distribution channel, the market has been segregated into hospitals, retail, online and other pharmacies

By Region:

North America held a dominant share of the market as of 2016 owing to the rising incidence of melanoma and other skin cancers in the region. According to the CDC, over 71,943 people were affected by melanoma in 2013. As per the American Cancer Society, this number is expected to go up to 87,100 cases in 2017. These statistics highlight the need for drugs that help in the management of melanoma over the coming years

The U.S. government has developed favourable reimbursement policies for the treatment of these diseases to fulfil unmet patient needs. This is expected to provide a healthy platform for growth to the North American market. Furthermore, owing to the patent expiration of biologics in the coming years, numerous new players are expected to enter the market in this region. The existing players are undertaking various strategic initiatives to improve their revenue share. For instance, in July 2016, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company acquired Cormorant Pharmaceuticals to broaden its immuno-oncology pipeline

Major Players

Some of the major players in this market are AstraZeneca; Amgen, Inc.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Novartis AG; Merck & Co., Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; and AB Sciences

The market is witnessing substantial growth owing to the development and approval of new biologics as well as their growing demand, which has drawn several local and international companies to invest in developing these therapeutics

The market is highly competitive in nature, with leading players involved in regional expansion, partnerships, new product development, and R&D to increase market penetration. Several products are under clinical trials in the U.S. & Europe, which are expected to receive approval during the forecast period. With an increasing number of distributors and dealers for these drugs, the market is likely to continue witnessing highly competitive rivalry over the forecast period

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  3. Epidemiology or disease type
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  6. Competitive landscape
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  8. Healthcare policies & regulatory framework
  9. Reimbursement scenario
  10. Factors driving future growth

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