Acute Myeloid Leukemia | China In-Depth | China | 2020

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of adult leukemia but has the lowest five-year overall survival rates of all blood cancers. Historically, AML treatment in China has been dominated by chemotherapy; however, the approval of Celgene’s Vidaza (azacitidine) in 2017 and the expected approvals in China between 2020 and 2023 of several therapies available in Western markets will transform the AML treatment landscape. The entry of novel agents into the treatment paradigm will enable increasingly personalized treatment. However, several areas of unmet need remain. Notably, significant commercial opportunity existsfor innovative agents to treat patients unfit for intensive chemotherapy induction and relapsed/refractory AML patients. Additionally, with the ongoing reforms in China’s regulatory and access and reimbursement landscape, multinational companies are more likely to be encouraged to enter this market.

  • How large is China’s drug-treatable AML population, and how will drug-treatment rates change during the forecast period?
  • Which are the most commercially relevant drugs in China’s AML market and why?
  • What are interviewed experts’ insights into current treatment options?
  • What are the market access considerations for key therapies in the AML pipeline in China? What sales/uptake could they secure in AML? What are interviewed experts’ opinions of key emerging therapies?
  • What are the key drivers and constraints in the Chinese AML therapy market, and how will the market evolve over the forecast period?


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Release date

February 2020



Primary research

Qualitative and quantitative insights from five thought-leading hematologist-oncologists in China, supported by survey data collected for this and other DRG research.


Diagnosed prevalence of AML in urban versus rural China; clinically relevant and market-relevant drug-treatable populations .


10-year, annualized, drug-level sales and patient shares of key AML regimens through 2029, based on primary and secondary market research to formulate bottom-up assumptions.

Emerging therapies

Phase III/PR: 8 drugs; Phase II: 5 drugs; coverage of select preclinical and Phase I products.

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