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Cancer Supportive Care Drug Development Pipeline Review, 2017

Published: Nov 2017 | Published By: GBI Research


This report provides an overview of the Cancer Supportive Care pipeline landscape. The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development and key players involved in therapeutic development for cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome, bone metastasis and cancer pain, and features dormant and discontinued projects.

Anorexia is defined as the loss of the desire to eat. Progressive wasting is common in many types of cancer and is one of the most important factors leading to early death in cancer patients. Advanced cancer undergo a wasting syndrome associated with cancer anorexia-cachexia and asthenia, which is associated with weakness, fatigue, and a poor quality of life. Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Signs and symptoms of bone metastasis include bone pain, broken bones, urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence and weakness in the legs. Cancer pain can be defined as a complex sensation that reflects both damage to the body and the body's response to the damage. Pain may arise due to tumor compressing or infiltrating tissue, from treatments and diagnostic procedures, or from skin, nerve and other changes caused by either the body's immune response or hormones released by the tumor.

The size of these pipelines ranges 24 products in cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome to 52 in cancer pain. The majority of products in cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome target the growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1, although there are a range of other molecular targets in development. Within bone metastasis, the most common molecular targets are the tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 11, and the hepatocyte growth factor receptor, along with a range of others. Finally, within cancer pain, neurotransmitters such as the mu type opioid receptor, and a range of ion channels, are the most common type of target, reflecting the pain treatment landscape in general.


  • Which companies are the most active within each pipeline?
  • Which pharmaceutical approaches are the most prominent at each stage of the pipeline and within each indication?
  • To what extent do universities and institutions play a role within this pipeline, compared to pharmaceutical companies?
  • What are the most important R&D milestones and data publications to have happened in this disease area?

Reasons To Buy

  • Understand the overall pipeline, with an at-a-glance overview of all products in therapeutic development for each indication
  • Assess the products in development in granular detail, with an up-to-date overview of each individual pipeline program in each indication, and a comprehensive picture of recent updates and milestones for each
  • Analyze the companies, institutions and universities currently operating in the pipeline, and the products being fielded by each of these
  • Understand the composition of the pipeline in terms of molecule type, molecular target, mechanism of action and route of administration

1 Table of Contents
1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures

2 Executive Summary

3 Introduction
3.1 Cancer Supportive Care Report Coverage
3.2 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome – Overview
3.3 Bone Metastasis – Overview
3.4 Cancer Pain – Overview
3.5 GBI Research Report Guidance

4 Therapeutics Development
4.1 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome
4.1.1 Pipeline Overview
4.1.2 Pipeline by Companies
4.1.3 Pipeline by Universities/Institutes
4.1.4 Products under Development by Companies
4.1.5 Products under Development by Universities/Institutes
4.2 Bone Metastasis
4.2.1 Pipeline Overview
4.2.2 Pipeline by Companies
4.2.3 Pipeline by Universities/Institutes
4.2.4 Products under Development by Companies
4.2.5 Products under Development by Universities/Institutes
4.3 Cancer Pain
4.3.1 Pipeline Overview
4.3.2 Pipeline by Companies
4.3.3 Pipeline by Universities/Institutes
4.3.4 Products under Development by Companies
4.3.5 Products under Development by Universities/Institutes

5 Therapeutics Assessment
5.1 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome
5.1.1 Assessment by Target
5.1.2 Assessment by Mechanism of Action
5.1.3 Assessment by Route of Administration
5.1.4 Assessment by Molecule Type
5.2 Bone Metastasis
5.2.1 Assessment by Target
5.2.2 Assessment by Mechanism of Action
5.2.3 Assessment by Route of Administration
5.2.4 Assessment by Molecule Type
5.3 Cancer Pain
5.3.1 Assessment by Target
5.3.2 Assessment by Mechanism of Action
5.3.3 Assessment by Route of Administration
5.3.4 Assessment by Molecule Type

6 Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development
6.1 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome
6.1.1 Abreos Biosciences Inc
6.1.2 Acacia Pharma Ltd
6.1.3 Aeterna Zentaris Inc
6.1.4 Incyte Corp
6.1.5 Lakewood-Amedex Inc
6.1.6 Novartis AG
6.1.7 Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd
6.1.8 RaQualia Pharma Inc
6.1.9 Viking Therapeutics Inc
6.1.10 Zeria Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
6.2 Bone Metastasis
6.2.1 Ablynx NV
6.2.2 Amgen Inc
6.2.3 Amura Holdings Ltd
6.2.4 BiologicsMD Inc
6.2.5 ChemoCentryx Inc
6.2.6 CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited
6.2.7 Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC
6.2.8 Eli Lilly and Co
6.2.9 Lupin Ltd
6.2.10 Mirati Therapeutics Inc
6.2.11 Oncobiologics Inc
6.2.12 Oncodrone BV
6.2.13 OPKO Health Inc
6.2.14 R Pharm
6.2.15 Redx Pharma Plc
6.2.16 Serene LLC6.
6.2.17 Taiho Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
6.2.18 Terpenoid Therapeutics Inc
6.3 Cancer Pain
6.3.1 Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc
6.3.2 AngioChem Inc
6.3.3 Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company Inc
6.3.4 Aphios Corp
6.3.5 AstraZeneca Plc
6.3.6 ChironWells GmbH
6.3.7 Colby Pharmaceutical Co
6.3.8 ConSynance Therapeutics Inc
6.3.9 Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
6.3.10 Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd
6.3.11 Dompe Farmaceutici SpA
6.3.12 Fujimoto Pharmaceutical Corp
6.3.13 Grunenthal GmbH
6.3.14 Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co Inc
6.3.15 Immupharma Plc
6.3.16 Insys Therapeutics Inc
6.3.17 IntelGenx Corp
6.3.18 iX Biopharma Ltd
6.3.19 Klaria Pharma Holding AB
6.3.20 Komipharm International Co Ltd
6.3.21 KPI Therapeutics Inc
6.3.22 Medlab Clinical Ltd
6.3.23 Nanomerics Ltd
6.3.24 Neurocentrx Pharma Ltd
6.3.25 Nippon Kayaku Co Ltd
6.3.26 Orion Corporation
6.3.27 Pain Therapeutics Inc
6.3.28 Pfizer Inc
6.3.29 Pharmaleads SA
6.3.30 Recordati SpA
6.3.31 Ribomic Inc
6.3.32 Trillium Therapeutics Inc
6.3.33 Virobay Inc
6.3.34 WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc

7 Dormant Projects
7.1 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome
7.2 Bone Metastasis
7.3 Cancer Pain

8 Discontinued Products
8.1 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome
8.2 Bone Metastasis
8.3 Cancer Pain

9 Product Development Milestones
9.1 Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome
9.1.1 Featured News & Press Releases
9.2 Bone Metastasis
9.2.1 Featured News & Press Releases
9.3 Cancer Pain
9.3.1 Featured News & Press Releases

10 Appendix
10.1 Methodology
10.2 Coverage
10.3 Secondary Research
10.4 Primary Research
10.5 Expert Panel Validation
10.6 Contact Us
10.7 Disclaimer

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