Researchers and key players operating in the market are focusing on extensive research and development activities, in order to develop and launch the novel interventional oncology ablation procedures for the treatment of cancer.
The ongoing research and development activities have made tumor ablation treatment as a safe and painless one especially due to impressive results during and after the procedure. Moreover, due to increasing awareness in the healthcare industry across the globe, cancer ablation is becoming increasingly popular for different types of cancer liver cancer kidney cancer and etc, as one of the most favored cancer therapy methods.
For instance, in December 2020, researchers from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine discovered a treatment combination that significantly reduces tumor growth and extends the life span of mice with liver cancer in pilot study. This discovery provides a potentially new therapeutic approach to treating one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. It is an integrative therapy that combined minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with the chemotherapy drug sunitinib. Development of an effective sunitinib and RFA combination therapy is an important contribution to the field of liver cancer treatment and can be quickly translated into clinical applications, as both sunitinib and RFA are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are readily available cancer therapies.
The global interventional oncology ablation market is estimated to be valued at US$ 453.1 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period (2020-2027).
Figure 1. Global Interventional Oncology Ablation Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Region, 2020
Increasing adoption of inorganic growth strategies by the key players is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
Interventional oncology ablation market is expected to offer lucrative opportunity in the near future, owing to focus of major market players on adoption of inorganic growth strategies such as acquisitions, partnerships, and agreements to strengthen their product portfolio and presence in the global market.
For instance, in January 2019, Medtronic entered into an agreement to acquire Epix Therapeutics, a company engaged in the manufacturing of catheter-based system for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation. The acquisition is expected to expand the company's cardiac ablation portfolio.
Moreover, in July 2018, Boston Scientific signed an agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical, a company developed single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation The acquisition is expected to enable the former company in providing cryothermal, as well as radiofrequency (RF) single-shot, balloon-based ablation therapies.
Interventional Oncology Ablation Market Report Coverage
||Market Size in 2020:
||US$ 453.1 Mn
|Historical Data for:
||2017 to 2020
||2020 to 2027
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2027 CAGR:
||2027 Value Projection:
||US$ 766.6 Mn
- North America: U.S. and Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
- Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
- By Technology: Radiofrequency Ablation, Microwave Ablation, Cryoablation, Irreversible Electroporation Ablation
- By Indication: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Others
- By End User: Hospitals & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Others
Boston Scientific Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic Plc, Varian Medical Systems, Inc., EDAP TMS S.A., AngioDynamics, CASCINATION AG, Merit Medical Systems, Inc., STARmed Co., and Biomedical Srl.
- Increasing incidence of cancer
- Increasing research and development activities
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Complications associated with oncology ablation
- High treatment cost associated with interventional oncology ablation
Figure 2. Global Interventional Oncology Ablation Market Share (%), by Technology, 2020
The increasing incidence of cancer is another major factor driving the market growth. For instance, according to the report published by European Cancer Information System in July 2020, the cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 2.7 million new cases (all types, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) and 1.3 million deaths in 2020 in European 27 countries. Similarly, according to the same source, the 2020 estimates reveal that 62% of estimated new diagnoses and 76% of estimated deaths occurred due to cancer in people over 65 years old in EU 27 countries in 2020.
Global Interventional Oncology Ablation Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization has declared it as a public health emergency. According to the World Health Organization’s report, the manifestation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in more than 120 million infected individuals worldwide as of March 16, 2021.
The coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak that started from Wuhan, China has spread across continents, affecting various industries globally. Supply of key materials such as probes required for interventional ablation have been severely disrupted due to forced quarantine, and imposed lockdowns in various countries. This has led to disruption in the link between regional warehouses, and the transportation of materials between regions cannot be carried out successfully. This shortage of probes required for interventional ablation materials and components used with the interventional ablation devices have affected the supply chain of the global interventional oncology ablation market.
Moreover, the hospitals are delaying the treatments of cancer patients who are with less severity, as cancer patients are at high risk of getting infected by the COVID-19 infection, which is expected to hamper demand for interventional oncology ablation in cancer patients.
Global Interventional Oncology Ablation Market Restraint
Oncology ablation such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation can cause several side effects on patients undergoing ablation procedures.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is used to treat different types of cancer effectively. However, similar to other treatments, it often causes side effects depending on the type of cancer, its location, the radiation therapy dose, and the patient’s general health.
Reported RFA treatment-related complications include pneumothorax, symptomatic pleural effusion, and bleeding from the needle track or into the treated tumor, biliary fistula, biliary stricture, biloma, abscess in the treated tumor, skin burn, cholecystitis, thermal injury to adjacent structures including the diaphragm, stomach, duodenum, and transverse colon, liver failure, segmental hepatic infarction, paralysis of the hemidiaphragm, arterial-portal venous fistula, systemic hemolysis, tumor lysis syndrome, myoglobinemia or myoglobinuria, transient acute renal failure, and prolonged post treatment pain for lesions near the hepatic capsule.
Major players operating in the global interventional oncology ablation market include Boston Scientific Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic Plc, Varian Medical Systems, Inc., EDAP TMS S.A., AngioDynamics, CASCINATION AG, Merit Medical Systems, Inc., STARmed Co., and Biomedical Srl.