US Market for Proton Therapy Examined in New Topical RNCOS E-Services Report Now Available at MarketPublishers.com19 Dec 2012 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Approximately 1.8 million new cases of cancer are discovered annually, with the largest percentage of ill cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. Proton therapy represents the most up-and-coming sector of the radiation therapy market. At present, there are around 40 facilities around the globe offering such cancer treatment. The worldwide market for proton therapy devices was evaluated at above USD 345 million in 2011 and is set to grow significantly in the upcoming years.
IBA has been the most prominent market participant for several decades, but it is expected to lose its current market share in 4-5 years since such companies as Varian, Mitsubishi and Hitachi are gaining strength.
In the USA, the first proton center in a hospital setting was opened around 20 years ago. Since then, more than 33,000 local citizens have received the therapy. However, the figure could have been much larger in case the number of such centers was higher in the country. There are only ten centers of the type in the USA type, while over 5 new facilities are under development.
New market research report “US Proton Therapy Market Analysis to 2017” elaborated by RNCOS E-Services provides a detailed discussion of the US market for proton therapy. The study offers in-depth examination of the market dynamics, size, challenges and factors fuelling the market growth. Information on companies expected to enter the market, fundamental requirements for setting up a proton therapy center, future direction of US proton therapy centers, evaluation of market opportunity, and future outlook through 2017 can be also found in the report.
US Proton Therapy Market Analysis to 2017
Published: December, 2012
Price: US$ 2,000.00
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