Bone Cancer Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Bone Cancer Treatment Market is Segmented by Bone Cancer Type (Primary Bone Cancer [Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Ewing Tumor, and Other Bone Cancer Types] and Secondary Bone Cancer [Metastatic Bone Cancer]), Treatment Type (Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, and Other Treatments), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

bone cancer treatment market overview
Study Period: 2018-2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.9 %
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Market Overview

The bone cancer treatment market was valued at approximately USD 1,158 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 1,547 million by 2026, witnessing a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.

During the early stages of COVID-19, there was a significant reduction in the number of cases treated at the musculoskeletal oncology departments, which have affected the number of surgical volumes. The massive reduction in musculoskeletal oncology services may have drastic consequences for affected patients and the overall market growth. However, several precautionary guidelines were issued by the respective government authorities to initiate the delayed or postponed bone cancer treatments, enabling patients to acquire safe access to treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Certain factors driving the market growth include the increasing global burden of bone cancer and government initiatives for bone cancer awareness. The incidence of bone cancer is on a steady rise and needs to be addressed at the earliest to reduce the burden of bone sarcoma across the world.

According to estimates by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the United States is estimated to witness 3,610 new cases of bone cancer and an expected 2,060 deaths due to bone cancer in 2021. The chemotherapeutic drugs approved for the treatment of bone cancer do not have an effective treatment regime, as it always varies according to the prevailing conditions and the way the patient’s body responds to the drug. Hence, the associated side effects, risks, and limitations of the treatment are limiting the growth of the bone cancer treatment drug market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope, bone cancer refers to a malignant tumor that arises from cells of bones of the body. It is also known as primary bone cancer, as it originates in the bones. Secondary bone cancer refers to a tumor that has spread to the bone area but originated elsewhere. In this report, a detailed analysis of the bone cancer treatment market is presented, with specific attention on primary bone cancer. The bone cancer treatment market is segmented by bone cancer type (primary bone cancer [osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing tumor, and other bone cancer types] and secondary bone cancer [metastatic bone cancer]), treatment type (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and other treatments), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Bone Cancer Type
Primary Bone Cancer
Ewing Tumor
Other Bone Cancer Types
Secondary Bone Cancer (Metastatic Bone Cancer)
Treatment Type
Other Chemotherapies
Targeted Therapy
Radiation Therapy
Other Treatments
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Osteosarcoma is Expected to Hold the Largest Share in the Market Over the Forecast Period

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted surgical procedures, chemotherapy timings, and frequent hospital visits. In addition, a radical change in the osteosarcoma surgical plan was also observed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the bone cancer type segment of the market, among all primary bone cancers, osteosarcoma is expected to have the largest market size over the forecast period.

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of cancer affecting the bones, and it mostly occurs in children and young adults. Based on the cells, osteosarcoma is classified as high-, intermediate-, and low-grade. According to the American Cancer Society, 2019, about 800 to 900 new cases of osteosarcoma are diagnosed in the United States every year, with about half of these occurring in children and teenagers.

Research on osteosarcoma is done at various medical centers, university hospitals, and other institutions across the world. Many advancements have taken place in the treatment of osteosarcoma in the past few decades. Osteosarcoma can be treated by surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy drugs, etc.

Thus, research related to the bone cancer treatment market is increasing, owing to the high prevalence of osteosarcoma globally.

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North America Dominates the Market and is Expected to do the Same in the Forecast Period

In North America, the COVID-19 pandemic largely affected the US region, which led to disruptions in many surgical procedures. However, currently, the surgical procedures are being carried out with precautionary measures, which will further lead to steady growth of the market.

North America currently dominates the bone cancer treatment market, and it is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years. This region is expected to increase its market share in the future, owing to the fact that, currently, in the region, mainly in the United States, many clinical trials are underway for bone cancer therapies. Some studies are testing new chemo drugs. Researchers are also looking for new ways to use the existing approved drug portfolio. For instance, doctors are studying whether adding a bisphosphonate called zoledronic acid (Zometa) to the bone cement, which is used in filling the space left after removing a giant cell tumor, may decrease the chances of that tumor returning in that place.

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Competitive Landscape

The bone cancer treatment market is highly competitive and consists of a considerable number of significant players. All of the existing players in the market are either legacy suppliers of treatment options, like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, or are concentrating on clinical trials for novel bone cancer approaches, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Companies like Bayer AG, Amgen, Novartis AG, and Pfizer Inc., among others, are expected to hold substantial shares in the bone cancer treatment market.

Recent Developments

In October 2020, Johnson & Johnson completed the acquisition of Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.

In February 2020, Count Me In, a non-profit research initiative, launched the Osteosarcoma Project, a patient-partnered effort that enables people in the United States and Canada who have been affected by osteosarcoma to accelerate research.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Burden of Bone Cancer

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Government Initiatives for Bone Cancer Awareness

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Unavailability of Effective Treatment and Side Effects

      2. 4.3.2 High Cost of Cancer Therapies

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Bone Cancer Type

      1. 5.1.1 Primary Bone Cancer

        1. Osteosarcoma

        2. Chondrosarcoma

        3. Ewing Tumor

        4. Other Bone Cancer Types

      2. 5.1.2 Secondary Bone Cancer (Metastatic Bone Cancer)

    2. 5.2 Treatment Type

      1. 5.2.1 Chemotherapy

        1. Doxorubicin

        2. Cisplatin

        3. Cyclophosphamide

        4. Etoposide

        5. Other Chemotherapies

      2. 5.2.2 Targeted Therapy

        1. Denosumab

        2. Imatinib

      3. 5.2.3 Radiation Therapy

      4. 5.2.4 Surgery

      5. 5.2.5 Other Treatments

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Amgen

      2. 6.1.2 Baxter

      3. 6.1.3 Bayer AG

      4. 6.1.4 Hikma Pharmaceuticals

      5. 6.1.5 Johnson & Johnson

      6. 6.1.6 Novartis AG

      7. 6.1.7 Pfizer Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Recordati Group

      9. 6.1.9 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

      10. 6.1.10 Debiopharm

      11. 6.1.11 Eli Lilly and Company

      12. 6.1.12 Atlanthera

      13. 6.1.13 Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape Covers - Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Bone Cancer Treatment Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Bone Cancer Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Amgen, Bayer AG, Pfizer Inc., Novartis International AG, Johnson and Johnson are the major companies operating in Global Bone Cancer Treatment Market.

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