Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common type of skin lymphoma. CTCL is rare cancer that begins in white blood cells called T cells (T lymphocytes) and these the T cells develop abnormalities that make them attack the skin. It appears as an eczema-like skin rashes and can affect widespread parts of the body.
There are different types of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary syndrome are the most frequent type of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). The other forms of cutaneous lymphoma include the CD30 positive lymphoproliferative disorders (CD30+ LPDs), subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma, Primary cutaneous CD4+ small/medium pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma, Primary cutaneous gamma/delta T-cell lymphoma, Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, and others.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Classification
|Indolent Clinical Behavior||Aggressive Clinical Behavior|
|Mycosis fungoides||SÚzary syndrome|
|Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma||Primary cutaneous CD8+ aggressive epidermotopic T-cell lymphoma|
|Primary cutaneous CD4+ small/medium pleomorphic T-Cell lymphoma||Primary cutaneous gamma/delta T-cell lymphoma|
|CD30+ Lymphproliferative Disorders Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphomaLymphomatoid papulosis||Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type|
According to the CmaxInsight, the total incident cases of Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) were calculated to be around 9,000 in 2018 in 7MM including the United States, EU5 countries (the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany) and Japan. The United States accounts for the highest incident cases of 3,430 in 2018 followed by EU5 countries, and Japan According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) affects males twice as often as females. The majority of the CTCL cases are diagnosed between the age-group of 40 to 60 years. Further, it is expected that the incident cases of the CTCL would increase over the forecasted period.
According to the Cmaxinsight, the market size of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL) is growing at a CAGR of 5.54% for the forecasted period 2018-2028 in 7MM including the United States, EU5 countries (the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany) and Japan. The United States accounts for the highest market share of around 40% in 2018 followed by EU5 countries, and Japan. The market is dominated by the availability of topical therapies, including corticosteroids, retinoids, different chemotherapy regimens, and others. The market is driven by rising incident cases, the expected launch of emerging therapies, technological advancement, and improving healthcare facilities.
The market is dominated by the availability of the marketed drugs such as Istodax (Celgene Corporation), Poteligeo (Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd), Valchlor/ Ledaga (Actelion), Uvadex (Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals), Targretin (Eisai Co., Ltd.), and Zolinza (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp), and others. The expected launch of emerging therapies such as Quisinostat (Janssen), Remetinostat (Medivir AB), denileukin diftitox (Eisai Co., Ltd) and others shall have a positive impact on the market.
The companies are entering into the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations and other activities for increasing their market penetration. In January 2020, the Almirall had entered into an option agreement to acquire Bioniz Therapeutics and to establish a broad research agreement to further expand its innovative pipeline in medical dermatology. This collaboration would allow Almirall to executes its strategy to develop and expand its R&D pipeline with new treatment modalities with the objective to address highly underserved diseases within oncodermatology and immunodermatology.