Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is among the 10 most frequently occurring cancers in Western countries. The RCC market is currently dominated by anti-angiogenic agents and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in particular, but it will experience dramatic changes over the forecast period as patents expire and promising new therapies enter the market. A large share of the RCC market is currently dominated by a few large companies, but they will struggle to retain these shares as they are joined by new entrants. One of these new entrants, Opdivo, is expected to have the largest market share by 2023. The different lines of treatment will offer up different battlegrounds and niches for companies, large and small, to compete for. The battle for the first-line of therapy is expected to be fierce, with three programmed death protein 1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-containing combination therapies backed by large companies lining up to compete. Out of this competition, new standards of care are expected to emerge for the different lines of treatment. There will also be a number of unmet needs still remaining at the end of the forecast period, and with that, the opportunity for pipeline drugs to carve out a niche in the RCC space.


Key Questions Answered

  • The RCC market is marked by the presence of a number of unmet needs. What are the main unmet needs in this market? Will the drugs under development fulfil the unmet needs of RCC market?
  • The late-stage RCC pipeline has therapies targeting different lines of therapy. Which drugs will have the biggest impact in each RCC setting? Which of these drugs will have the highest peak sales at the highest CAGR, and why?
  • Current therapies used to treat RCC include tyrosine kinase inhibitors and mTOR inhibitors. What will be the impact of the patent expiry of the current standard of care? How will the advent of new therapies change the drug treatment landscape for RCC? How will new drug combinations change the treatment paradigm of RCC? What are the key drivers and barriers to this change?

Key Findings

  • The main drivers of the growth of the RCC market will be the launch of Opdivo in second-line setting and PD-1 modulator combinations in the first-line setting. GlobalData forecasts significant patient uptake for Opdivo, which will supersede tyrosine kinase inhibitors and mTOR inhibitors to become the SoC in second-line setting.
  • The approval of immunotherapy in monotherapy or in combination with other agents will partially fulfil key unmet needs in the RCC space: however, many of these unmet needs will still remain even after these agents are launched.
  • Another driver of the RCC market is the increasing incidence of RCC cases within the 8MM. The biggest constrainer of the RCC market is the launch of generics of tyrosine kinase inhibitors currently established as standard of care in most markets.


  • Overview of RCC, including epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines.
  • Annualized RCC therapeutics market revenue, average cost of therapy and treatment usage pattern data from 2013 and forecast for ten years to 2023.
  • Key topics covered include strategic competitor assessment, market characterization, unmet needs, clinical trial mapping and implications for the RCC therapeutics market.
  • Pipeline analysis: comprehensive data split across different phases, emerging novel trends under development, and detailed analysis of late-stage pipeline drugs.
  • Analysis of the current and future market competition in the global RCC therapeutics market. Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints and challenges. Each trend is independently researched to provide qualitative analysis of its implications.

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