Gastric Cancer | China In-Depth | China | 2020

China has the highest incidence of gastroesophageal cancer globally, and therapeutic options are limited. Only five targeted agents are approved to treat this indication—Roche’s Herceptin as the first-line standard of care for HER2-positive gastric and GEJ adenocarcinoma patients, Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine’s AiTan and BMS’s Opdivo for third-line gastric and GEJ adenocarcinoma patients, and Merck’s Keytruda and Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine’s AiRuiKa for second-line esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients. Several novel targeted therapies—including VEGF2 inhibitors (Eli Lilly’s Cyramza and Chi-Med’s Elunate), a claudin inhibitor (Ganymed’s zolbetuximab), and immune checkpoint inhibitors (Innovent Biologics’ Tyvyt, BeiGene’s Baizean, and CStone Pharmaceuticals’s CS1001)—are in preregistration or late-phase trials. The launch and uptake of these agents will lead to significant growth of the gastroesophageal cancer therapy market over the 2020-2030 period. However, the need for additional, effective targeted therapies will remain high, representing a lucrative commercial opportunity for developers.


· How large is China’s drug-treatable gastroesophageal cancer population, and how will drug-treatment rates change during the forecast period?

· Which are the most commercially relevant drugs in China’s gastroesophageal cancer market and why? What are interviewed experts’ insights into current treatment options?

· What are the key market access considerations for therapies in the gastroesophageal cancer pipeline in China? What sales / uptake could they secure in gastroesophageal cancer? What are interviewed experts’ opinions of key emerging therapies?

· What are the key drivers and constraints in the gastroesophageal cancer therapy market of China, and how will the market evolve over the forecast period?


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