B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) – Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2027

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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) comprises a heterogeneous group of proliferative malignancies that arise in the B cells, T cells, or natural killer (NK) cells within the lymphoid tissue, such as the lymph nodes, bone marrow, thymus, and spleen. B-cell lymphomas comprise approximately 85% of all NHL cases diagnosed in the US, and are a diverse group of blood cancers that arise in the B-cells. This report focuses on the four NHL subtypes that represent the greatest commercial opportunities for drug developers during the forecast period: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), Follicular lymphoma (FL), Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) and Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
The introduction of Roche’s Rituxan/MabThera (rituximab) in the late 1990s revolutionized NHL therapy, and the market is now dominated by Rituxan. However, NHL patients frequently become refractory to Rituxan therapy or relapse after responding to the first-line treatment, which has spurred R&D efforts to address therapeutic options for relapsed/refractory (R/R) patients after first-line Rituxan-based therapy.
GlobalData valued the B-cell NHL (FL,MZL,DLBCL and MCL) market at $5.7B in 2017 in the 7MM (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Japan) and expects the market to increase to $9.2B in 2027 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.9%. Growth will be driven by the rise of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapies, the launch of six pipeline agents, and the label expansion of currently marketed therapies across the B-cell NHL subtypes. However, growth will be tempered by the biosimilar and generic erosions of Rituxan, Treanda, Gazyva, Revlimid, Imbruvica, Zydelig, Velcade, and Torisel.
Key Questions Answered
Which pipeline agents are the most promising and expected to launch in the 7MM? What are the forecasted sales of these agents and what will be their impact in the B-cell NHL market?
What are the main unmet needs in B-cell NHL , which pipeline drugs will fulfill these needs, and to what extent?
What are the current research and development (R&D) strategies being explored and how can developers incorporate these methods into their business strategy?
Key Opinions Leaders (KOLs) insights across the 7MM, relating to the current treatment options and opinions on the late and early stage pipeline agents.


Overview of B-cell NHL (FL, MZL, DLBCL and MCL), including epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and disease management.

Annualized CLL therapeutics market revenue, cost of therapy per patient, and treatment usage patterns in seven geographic regions, forecast from 2017 to 2027. Forecast model includes previously diagnosed and newly diagnosed patients.

Key topics covered include strategic competitor assessment, market characterization, unmet needs, clinical trial mapping and implications for the B-cell NHL therapeutics market.

Pipeline analysis: comprehensive data assessing emerging trends and mechanisms of action under development for B-cell NHL . The most promising candidates in late-stage development are profiled.

Analysis of the current and future market competition in the global B-cell NHL market. Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints and challenges. Each trend is independently researched to provide qualitative analysis of its implications.

Key Highlights

Growth will be driven by the rise of CAR-T cell therapies, the launch of six pipeline agents, and the label expansion of currently marketed therapies across the B-cell NHL subtypes.

Lisocabtagene maraleucel, ublituximab + umbralisib and Polivy are the three pipeline/upcoming therapies expected to generate the highest sales for B-cell NHL from 2017-2027.

Several unmet needs still remain in B-cell NHL, and while it is unlikely that they will be fully met within the forecast period, progress will be made on many of those needs.

The growth of the B-cell NHL market will be tempered by the patent expiry of leading brands, including Rituxan, Treanda, Gazyva, Revlimid, Imbruvica, Zydelig, and Velcade, and subsequent biosimilar/generic erosion

Lack of, or delayed, clinical development in Japan, will result in marketing approval of only a subset of the pipeline candidates in that region during the forecast period

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Acerta Pharma BV
Astellas Pharma
Biogen Inc.
Cabaret Biotech Ltd
Denovo Biopharma LLC
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc.
EMD Serono
Idec Pharmaceuticals
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson
Juno Therapeutics
Kite Pharma
Merck KGaA
Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Mundipharma International
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Pharmacyclics LLC
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals
Teva Pharmaceuticals
TG Therapeutics Inc.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

1.2 List of Figures

2 B-Cell NHL: Executive Summary

2.1 The B-Cell NHL Market Is Expected to Grow to $9.2B in 2027

2.2 Combinations with Rituxan and Label Expansions Across B-Cell NHL Will Continue to Be the Prominent Strategies Utilized by Developers

2.3 Moderate Level of Overall Unmet Need, but Opportunities Remain in Specific Settings

2.4 Large Pipeline Composed of Therapies with Relatively High Potential

2.5 What Do Physicians Think?

3 Introduction

3.1 Catalyst

3.2 Related Reports

3.3 Upcoming Related Reports

4 Disease Overview

4.1 Etiology

4.1.1 FL

4.1.2 MZL

4.1.3 DLBCL

4.1.4 MCL

4.2 Pathophysiology

4.2.1 FL

4.2.2 MZL

4.2.3 DLBCL

4.2.4 MCL

4.3 Staging

5 Epidemiology

5.1 Disease Background

5.2 Risk Factors and Comorbidities

5.3 Global and Historical Trends

5.3.1 US

5.3.2 5EU

5.3.3 Japan

5.4 Forecast Methodology

5.4.1 Sources

5.4.2 Forecast Assumptions and Methods

5.5 Epidemiological Forecast for B-Cell NHL (2017–2027)

5.5.1 Diagnosed Incident Cases of B-Cell NHL

5.5.2 Age-Specific Diagnosed Incident Cases of B-Cell NHL

5.5.3 Sex-Specific Diagnosed Incident Cases of B-Cell NHL

5.5.4 Diagnosed Incident Cases of DLBCL, FL, MZL, and MCL

5.5.5 Diagnosed Incident Cases of DLBCL by Cancer Staging

5.5.6 Diagnosed Incident Cases of FL by Cancer Staging

5.5.7 Diagnosed Incident Cases of MZL by Cancer Staging

5.5.8 Diagnosed Incident Cases of MCL by Cancer Staging

5.5.9 Diagnosed Incident Cases of FL by Grade

5.5.10 Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of B-Cell NHL

5.5.11 Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of DLBCL, FL, MZL, and MCL

5.6 Discussion

5.6.1 Epidemiological Forecast Insight

5.6.2 Limitations of the Analysis

5.6.3 Strengths of the Analysis

6 Current Treatment Options

6.1 Overview

6.1.1 Agents Used Across the Four Subtypes and Across Lines of Therapy

6.1.2 Rituxan Hycela, Rituximab Biosimilars, and Gazyva

6.1.3 Small Molecule Inhibitors in MCL, FL, and MZL

6.1.4 CAR-T Therapy in DLBCL

7 Unmet Needs and Opportunity Assessment

7.1 Overview

7.2 Predictive and Prognostic Molecular Biomarkers

7.2.1 GCB and Non-GCB Histology in DLBCL

7.2.2 Patients Who Are Not Cured with 1L R-CHOP in DLBCL

7.2.3 The POD24 Group in FL

7.2.4 DGM1-Positive Patients in DLBCL

7.3 Improvement of Cure Rate and Better Therapies for DLBCL Patients Who Are Not Cured by 1L R-CHOP

7.4 Further Options in FL for Various Patient Subsets

7.5 Patients Refractory to/Relapsed after Treatment with Imbruvica in MCL

7.6 Clinical Research in MZL

8 R&D Strategies

8.1 Overview

8.1.1 Label Expansions to Additional NHL Subtypes and Lines of Therapy

8.1.2 Novel Mechanisms of Action

8.1.3 Exploration of Novel Combinations With and Without Rituxan

8.2 Clinical Trials Design

8.2.1 Ongoing Late-Stage Trials of Marketed and Pipeline Drugs

8.2.2 PFS is the Most Common Clinical Trial Endpoint

8.2.3 Comparator Arms

9 Pipeline Assessment

10 Pipeline Valuation Analysis

10.1 Clinical Benchmark of Key Pipeline and Marketed Drugs

10.1.1 iNHL

10.1.2 DLBCL

10.1.3 MCL

10.2 Commercial Benchmark of Key Pipeline Drugs

10.2.1 iNHL

10.2.2 DLBCL

10.2.3 MCL

10.3 Competitive Assessment

10.4 Top-Line 10-Year Forecast

10.4.1 US

10.4.2 5EU

10.4.3 Japan

11 Appendix

11.1 Bibliography

11.2 Abbreviations

11.3 Methodology

11.3.1 Forecasting Methodology

11.3.2 Diagnosed Patients

11.3.3 Percent Drug-Treated Patients

11.3.4 Drugs Included in Each Therapeutic Class

11.3.5 Launch and Patent Expiry Dates

11.3.6 General Pricing Assumptions

11.3.7 Individual Drug Assumptions

11.3.8 Generic Erosion

11.3.9 Pricing of Pipeline Agents

11.4 Primary Research – KOLs Interviewed for This Report

11.5 Primary Research – Prescriber Survey

11.6 About the Authors

11.6.1 Analyst

11.6.2 Therapy Area Directors

11.6.3 Epidemiologist

11.6.4 Managing Epidemiologist

11.6.5 Global Director of Therapy Analysis and Epidemiology

11.6.6 Global Head and EVP of Healthcare Operations and Strategy

11.7 About GlobalData

11.8 Contact Us

11.9 Disclaimer

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