Colorectal cancer, a major public health concern in China, is expected to become the second-most-common form of cancer there by 2029, behind only lung cancer. The treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer is dominated by chemotherapy regimens prescribed in combination with VEGF inhibitors and EGFR inhibitors. Unlike in the major markets, only a few targeted therapies (e.g., Roche’s Avastin, Merck’s Erbitux) have been available in China for the treatment of colorectal cancer. However, the growing uptake of two recently launched angiogenesis inhibitors—Bayer’s Stivarga and Chi-Med’s Elunate—and the anticipated launch and uptake of more targeted therapies—Amgen’s Vectibix, Bayer’s Zaltrap, and Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical’s Focus V—will lead to significant growth of China’s colorectal cancer therapy market during the 2019-2029 forecast period. Despite the availability of novel targeted agents, the need for additional, effective targeted therapies for colorectal cancer will remain high in China, representing a lucrative opportunity for drug developers.
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Diagnosed prevalence of colorectal cancer by BRAF and RAS biomarker status and by disease stage. Clinically relevant and market-relevant drug-treatable populations.
Ten-year, annualized, drug-level sales and patient shares of key colorectal cancer therapies through 2029, based on primary and secondary market research to formulate bottom-up assumptions.
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