Top Solid Tumor Players to watch out for in 2023

Published Date : Nov 2023
Author : Shruti Gaikwad

A solid tumor is a mass or lump of abnormal cells that form a cluster or growth in a particular tissue or organ of the body. These cells divide and grow uncontrollably, leading to the development of a solid, three-dimensional structure. Solid tumors can occur in various parts of the body, including the breast, lung, prostate, colon, and many other organs.

Here are the leading companies operating in this vertical-

Roche Holding AG

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the company was founded by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche on October 1st, 1896. It primarily operates in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries.

Roche has a strong presence in the field of oncology, with a focus on developing and manufacturing drugs for the treatment of solid tumors. It has a portfolio of cancer medications, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are used in the treatment of various types of cancer, including solid tumors like breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and more.

Its diagnostics division provides a wide range of laboratory tests and diagnostic instruments used in the identification, monitoring, and management of solid tumors.

Sanofi SA

Jean-René Sautier and Jean-François Dehecq established the company in 1973. Its headquarters are situated in Paris, France. Its pharmaceutical division is focused on the development, manufacturing, and distribution of a wide range of pharmaceutical products, including medications and therapies for various medical conditions, including cancer.

Sanofi’s research and development initiatives contribute to advancing the understanding of cancer and the development of cutting-edge therapies for solid tumors. It has developed a plethora of drugs aimed at treating solid tumors.

Celegene Corporation

Founded on April 17th, 1986 by Sol J. Barer, the company has its headquarters in Summit, New Jersey, United States.  It is a prominent biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for various medical conditions, including solid tumor treatment.

Celegene has a portfolio of oncology medications for various types of cancer, such as multiple myeloma and certain types of solid tumors like pancreatic cancer. It has further e developed immunomodulatory drugs that had applications in cancer treatment. These drugs, including lenalidomide (marketed as Revlimid), played a role in enhancing the body's immune response to cancer cells, which is crucial in the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, this company was established in 2008. Lewis Cantley, Tak Mak and Craig Thompson are the founding fathers of this pharma firm.

Agios Pharmaceutical plays an intense role in advancing the field of solid tumor treatment through its research, development, and clinical trials, with a particular emphasis on metabolic and genetic factors.  It is involved in precision medicine efforts by identifying specific genetic mutations and metabolic abnormalities in cancer cells. This allowed for more personalized and targeted treatment approaches for patients with solid tumors based on the underlying biology of their cancer.


Kevin Koch established the company in 1998. Its headquarters are located in Boulder, Colorado, United States.  This pharma company specializes in the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs to treat a range of medical conditions, with a primary focus on oncology.

ArrayBioPharma develops targeted therapies for cancer, particularly in the treatment of solid tumors. It further conducts linical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its experimental cancer drugs. These trials involved patients with various types of cancer, including solid tumors, to assess the potential benefits of the company's therapies.

Summing Up

To end with, 2023 promises to be an exciting and transformative year in the field of solid tumor treatment, with several leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies spearheading groundbreaking research and therapeutic developments. These top players, including Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, AstraZeneca, and others, are driving the progress in precision medicine, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies, offering renewed hope to patients battling solid tumors. As the year unfolds, their relentless pursuit of innovative solutions and personalized treatments will continue to shape the landscape of cancer care, marking a pivotal chapter in the ongoing fight against this formidable disease.

Vishal SawantBusiness Development

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