Wilms Tumor Treatment Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028


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Wilms tumor is a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. Children are highly prone to this type of cancer as it is developed in the embryo due to immature cells. This cancer may cause aniridia and abnormalities of the genitals. It may be difficult to diagnose Wilms tumor among children as its initial symptoms are painless. However, it may cause weight loss and upset stomach among children. There has been tremendous progress in the treatment of Wilms tumor over the past years due to rising research and development and advancements in the healthcare infrastructure. Most commonly surgery is used to treat the diseases, however, at a later stage the patient has to go through chemotherapy. Listed below are a few drivers shaping the growth of the Wilms tumor market during the forecast period of 2018 to 2028: 

  • The rising incidence of new born is a key factor promoting the market’s growth. In the recent years there has been a rise in the number of births, leading to an increase in the number of children suffering from Wilms tumor. 
  • The development of new treatments and therapies has also highly contributed to the global wilms tumor market’s growth during the forecast period. Clinicians are working on developing treatments that are effective and have less side effects. They are also seeing if stereotactic body radiation therapy can be used to treat the tumors in the lungs. 
  • There has been a rise is government support for the treatment of Wilms tumor. They are helping in the form of funding and awareness campaigns, thereby promoting the market’s growth.

Wilms Tumor also known as “Nephroblastoma” is a rare type of kidney cancer generally found in children. Most often under the age of seven, affecting mostly to the children. In an embryo, it develops from immature cells, which are involved in the child’s kidney while they are present in the womb. At the time of birth, the cells are usually disappearing but in some cases, primitive kidneys cells clusters can be found. These cause abnormalities of the genitals, aniridia and can create a condition where one side of the body in child slightly larger than the other side (hemihypertrophy). The symptoms of the Wilms tumor in the children are- painless swollen abdomen, a large lump in the abdomen of a child. Occasionally, the tumor may bleed in child’s urine which can irritate the kidney. It may be painful.  The blood pressure may be raised in child, upset stomach, weight loss or a lack of appetite, the child may feel tired and also have a high fever.

Over the last 25 years, for the treatment of Wilms tumor, a great deal of progress has been made. Surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy is used for the treatment for the Wilms tumor. Treatments vary the stage of cancer. Treatment of Wilms tumor begins with surgery, which is a common treatment usually performed by either a pediatric surgeon or a pediatric urologist. Surgery includes removing part of the affected kidney, removing the affected kidney and surrounding tissue and removing all or part of both kidneys etc. Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs in combination to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy used to shrink the tumor before surgery and to kill the tumor cells after surgery. Radiation uses high-energy beams depending on the stage of the tumor. Wilms tumor treatment also includes the possible side effects, the type, stage and histology of the tumor, the child and family’s preference and the child’s overall health.

Wilms Tumor Treatment Market: Drivers and Restrains

Wilms tumor treatment market is growing due to increasing incidence of new-born, technological advanced therapies, which act as a driver to the global wilms tumor treatment market. Lack of skill healthcare professionals, rich experience in using these advanced technologies, high cost associated with the diagnosis and treatment procedure are expected to act as a restraint to the Wilms tumor treatment market.

Wilms Tumor Treatment Market: Segmentation

Wilms tumor treatment market is classified on the basis of the drugs and the distribution channel.

By drug type, the global Wilms tumor treatment market is segmented into–

  • Dactinomycin (Cosmegen)
  • Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  • Vincristine (Vincasar PFS, Oncovin)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar)
  • Etoposide (Toposar, VePesid)
  • Irinotecan (Camptosar)

By distribution channel, the global Wilms tumor treatment market is segmented into

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • E-commerce
  • Drug stores
  • Retail pharmacy
  • Others

Wilms Tumor Treatment Market: Overview

The Wilms Tumor Treatment market is expected to grow at a healthy growth rate during the forecast period.

Wilms Tumor Treatment Market: Regional overview

On the basis of regional presence wilms tumor treatment market is segmented into regions namely, North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, Middle East and Africa. With around 500 new cases of Wilms tumors are diagnosed in the U.S. each year which constitutes around 5% of all pediatric cancers. North America remains the largest market followed by Western Europe and Asia Pacific excluding Japan.

Market: Key Players

Some of the players in the Wilms tumor treatment market includeBayer HealthCare LLC, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Pfizer Inc., Sanofi Pasteur Inc., Merck & Co. Inc. and MediLexicon International Ltd, Bristol-Myers Squibb, APOTEX Inc.and others.

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