Soft Tissues Sarcoma is the rare and diverse group of cancers that develop from tissues such as blood vessels, muscles, fats, nerves, and deep skin tissues etc. There are around 50 different types of soft tissue sarcoma that are identified, the common types of soft tissue sarcoma include liposarcomas, leiomyosarcomas, and others.
Global soft tissue sarcoma consists of regions namely the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.
Americas is expected to lead the global market due to high incidence of cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 11,400 new cases of soft tissue sarcoma were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014. While, Europe is expected to hold the second largest market share in the global market.
Some of key the players in the global soft tissue sarcoma market are GlaxoSmithKline plc. (U.K.), Eli Lilly and Company (U.S.), Pfizer, Inc. (U.S.), Bristol-Myers Squibb (U.S.), F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Genentech) (Switzerland), Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (U.S.), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Israel), and Celgene Corporation (U.S.) and others.
Some of the major driving factors include increasing research and development on biological and targeted drug therapies for cancer treatment along with the expiration of patents. The increasing healthcare expenditure for quality patient care and various advanced treatments also boost the growth of the global soft tissue sarcoma treatment market.
The soft tissue sarcoma is segmented on the basis of treatment, disease type, distribution channel, and end-users.
On the basis of the treatment type, the soft tissue sarcoma treatment market is segmented into targeted therapy, chemotherapy, anti-angiogenesis drugs, radiation therapy. Furthermore, the radiation therapy is subcategorized into internal radiation therapy and external radiation therapy.