Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in China. The disease has been managed primarily through chemotherapy in China, but several novel, premium-priced targeted therapies—including pertuzumab (Roche’s Perjeta) and ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Roche’s Kadcyla)—have launched there in the last few years. The inclusion of these therapies in the National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) has improved the drug-treatment rate for breast cancer in China and resulted in significant market growth. We expect many more premium-priced breast cancer therapies—currently in the late-phase pipeline—to launch in China during the forecast period, further expanding this market. However, unmet need will remain in the treatment of difficult-to-treat breast cancer populations (e.g., triple-negative disease), presenting continued commercial opportunity for developers in this space. Additionally, in view of the ongoing reforms of China’s regulatory and access and reimbursement landscape, developers—both domestic and multinational—will be increasingly encouraged to enter this market.
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Country-specific qualitative and quantitative insights based on 5 thought-leader interviews and surveys of 75 medical oncologists.
Diagnosed incidence of breast cancer in urban versus rural China; clinically relevant and commercially relevant drug-treatable populations.
10-year, annualized, drug-level sales and patient share of key breast cancer therapies through 2031, based on primary and secondary market research to formulate bottom-up assumptions.
Phase III/preregistered: 20+ drugs; Phase II: 20+ drugs; coverage of select Phase I products.