The Asia-Pacific market for cancer therapy was estimated at USD 4.6 billion for the year 2016 and is projected to reach USD 9 billion by the end of 2021 at a CAGR of 13.9 % during the forecast period from 2016 to 2021.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 6 million new cancer cases are diagnosed in Asia every year. Cancer is the leading cause of death and the incidence rates are increasing annually. Due to this, the demand for quality cancer treatments has risen dramatically, which is contributing to the growth of the market.
Asia-Pacific Cancer Therapy Market-Market Dynamics
The end-users of this market are clinics, hospitals, and research centers. Lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, head & neck cancer, stomach cancer and liver cancer are some of the common cancers increasing the treatment options in Asia.
The market for cancer therapy in Asia-Pacific is segmented based on the type of therapy, which includes chemotherapy (marketed drugs and drugs in the pipeline), radiotherapy, surgery, hormone therapy, targeted cancer therapy, immunotherapy (monoclonal antibodies, cancer vaccines, and non-specific immunotherapy) and combination therapy. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and combinational therapy are increasingly available in the Asia-Pacific region. However, chemotherapy is the largest segment of APAC cancer therapeutics market.
Many players in this market are trying to expand their product portfolio in order to top the global market. While a few companies are entering the market by acquisitions, top companies are expanding their growth by acquiring other companies. Some companies have adopted product innovation and new product launches as their key business strategy to ensure their dominance in this market. Roche is developing a large number of combinational therapies.
Some of the key players in the market are:
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