The Digital Landscape Breast Cancer report analyzes digital activities undertaken by pharma in support of therapies for breast cancer.


This report analyzes digital activities undertaken by pharma in support of therapies for breast cancer.

The report includes digital activities directed towards patients and/or HCPs, including branded websites, unbranded disease awareness initiatives, social media and mobile apps.

The report is based on analysis conducted by a combination of GlobalData’s digital and disease-specific teams. It also includes analysis of data licensed from third parties e.g. website traffic, search engine optimization (SEO), digital display advertising, mobile app downloads, and social media interaction.

The geographic scope of the report is the United States, Canada and the 5EU (UK, Germany, France, Italy & Spain), with EUCAN used as an abbreviation for Europe and Canada throughout.

This report covers the research period from January 2017 – March 2018.

Key Highlights

• US Patients: Strong digital support for US breast cancer patients in the US, particularly from Pfizer, Novartis and AstraZeneca. Most recent branded activity seen from Lilly and Novartis in the CDK4/6 inhibitor space. Most unbranded and social media activity focuses on supporting patients with metastatic breast cancer. Few breast cancer-specific mobile apps detected in the US.

• US HCPs: There is little support for HCPs in the breast cancer space beyond branded. AstraZeneca, Genentech, Novartis and Pfizer offer examples of strong branded resources. The pharma-sponsored unbranded and mobile app landscapes are sparse. Opportunities may exist to develop or sponsor content with trusted non-pharma organizations. HCP-directed social media activity restricted to posts from corporate accounts.

• EUCAN Patients: Good support for EUCAN breast cancer patients from pharma, particularly those in France. Support is weakest in the UK and Spain. Strong unbranded support but no multi-country, local-language campaigns seen. Majority of unbranded sites supported by social media. Good examples of pharma-sponsored mobile apps. Features include disease tracking and reminders, as well as emotional support.

• EUCAN HCPs: Limited pharma-sponsored support for EUCAN HCPs in breast cancer, with most activity seen in Germany. The unbranded and mobile app landscapes are undeveloped, and like the US, partnerships with non-pharma organizations may offer more effective opportunities to engage with and support HCPs.

Reasons to Buy

Our Digital Landscape report provides an analysis of pharma multichannel activity in the digital breast cancer space, and can assist our pharma clients derive value in a number of ways:

• Competitive Intelligence: Track and compare key competitor activity across channels and identify key trends in breast cancer

• Digital Strategy: Strengthen corporate digital excellence, learn from industry best practice, and identify opportunities for novel digital campaigns

• Support new brand launch: See best practice examples of pre- and post-launch digital activities, ascertain must-have digital assets for patient and HCP engagement, and assess potential gaps and opportunities for pipeline brands

• Business Development & Licensing: Assess topics and trends shaping digital health in breast cancer and beyond, and learn about key patient and physician online activities in breast cancer

Key Players

  • Pfizer



    Roche / Genentech

    Eli Lilly


    Puma Technology



    Midatech Pharma

    Kwoya Kirin

    TerSera Therapeutics


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Recent Developments

Landscape & Analysis

›US: Patient-directed Activities

›US HCP-directed Activities

›EUCAN Patient-directed Activities

›EUCAN HCP-directed Activities


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