Global Oncology Drug Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type Of Cancer (Lung Cancer, Blood Cancer, Breast Cancer, Liver Cancer, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Aug 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061613445
  • Pages : 121

The global oncology drug market was estimated at US$291.680 billion for the year 2020. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.13% to attain a value of US$472.440 billion by 2027.

The growing prevalence of cancer is the prime factor that is significantly driving the global oncology drug market growth throughout the forecast period. Cancer is a type of disease in which abnormal cells grow and form a tumour. These cells have the potential to spread throughout the body through the blood and lymphatic system and may damage the body part and, in the worst case, may lead to death. The demand for cancer drugs is growing significantly throughout the globe due to the rising prevalence of different types of cancer around the world. Furthermore, continuous investments in R&D for the development of new drugs are expected to boost the oncology drug market during the forecast period and beyond.  The increasing healthcare expenditure is also one of the factors that are expected to augment the growth opportunities for the market in the coming years.

The rising prevalence of cancer is driving the demand

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, with an estimated 9.6 million deaths worldwide in 2018, and this number is on the rise. Furthermore, the rise in the geriatric population is also resulting in a rise in the cases of cancer because the process of ageing favours two essential processes in cancer development: the acquisition of mutations and the formation of a molecular and cellular environment that favours carcinogenesis. According to the American Cancer Society, Inc. nearly nine out of ten cancers are diagnosed in people over the age of 50. The increasing consumption of tobacco and alcohol is also the reason for the increasing number of cancer cases, but the consumption of both of them together further worsens their effect. In addition, rising pollution and environmental changes have also led to the rising concentration of carcinogens in the air, which is further responsible for increasing the prevalence of cancer.

In addition, it is estimated that the estimated number of incident cases for all types of cancer will increase from 18,078,957 in 2018 to 29,532,99 by 2040 (Source: GLOBOCAN 2018, World Health Organization). Therefore, the growing number of cancer cases is anticipated to significantly drive the demand for oncology drugs during the next five years. Similarly, according to the data provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new number of cancer cases is expected to increase to 1.9 million people per year by 2020 from 1.5 million people per year in 2010.

Booming healthcare is expected to drive the market growth

The position of healthcare in many developing countries is still at a young stage. There is a staging difference between the survival rates when compared to the developed nations. According to the data from the World Health Organization, the mortality rate of cancer worldwide comes up to 52.52%, whereas in Europe the survival rate is at 45.95% and in Africa, it comes to 65.72%, with the central African region getting up to 71.82%. This difference is mainly because of the lack of education and availability of proper treatment facilities in developing economies. According to the WHO, the major burden of the rise in the cases of cancer will befall these regions. Additionally, many of the cases in these regions go undetected or untreated because of a lack of awareness or because their families are not able to afford the treatment. Thus, growing healthcare spending is anticipated to propel market growth opportunities for key market players in the coming years.

Lung cancer to hold a significant market share

The global oncology drug market has been segmented by the type of cancer into lung cancer, blood cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, and others. The market for lung cancer is projected to hold a significant share in the global oncology drugs market on account of the growing number of smokers around the globe. People exposed to second-hand smoke are also at a higher risk of lung cancer. Furthermore, the growing number of lung cancer cases in some regions is also propelling the market growth of this segment. For instance, according to a report from the European Union, lung cancer accounted for almost 20% of the total cancer cases throughout the region in 2016. Breast cancer is expected to surge at a decent rate due to the growing number of cases. In the United States, breast cancer accounted for an average of 19.6% of the total deaths that occurred during 2007-2020.

Asia-Pacific is expected to show decent growth opportunities over the forecast period

Geographically, the global oncology drug market has been classified into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as the Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to grow at a notable rate on account of the growing healthcare sector of various developing countries, such as India, China, and Indonesia, due to the improving economic conditions. The growing prevalence of cancer due to the lack of proper medical facilities is also anticipated to drive the demand for oncology drugs throughout the region. The North American and European regions are expected to hold a notable share of the market due to the presence of well-established healthcare industries in countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, and Italy, among others. Furthermore, the presence of key market players in these regions is also one of the key factors that are supplementing the market growth in these regions over the next five years.

Key developments in the Market:

  • In July 2022, GSK acquired US-based Sierra Oncology's all outstanding shares for US$1.9bn cash. Through this acquisition, GSK also acquired the latter's late-stage therapy, momelotinib. The dual mechanism of the drug deals tackles the unmet medical needs of patients suffering from myelofibrosis and anaemia. According to GSK, the momelotinib is alleged to complement its Blenrep.
  • In April 2022, BDR Pharmaceuticals launched the first-ever generic in India, Furmecil. It is an oral medication for the treatment of advanced stomach cancer. The firm alleges that anti-cancer medicine has shown excellent effectiveness with a favourable safety profile. The oral medication, also known as S-1 and a combination of the medications Gimeracil, Tegafur, and Oteracil and is available in two strengths. The firm strives to introduce effective yet affordable drugs for treating gastric cancer in India. 
  • In October 2021, multinational pharmaceutical conglomerate Roche received approval for the launch of its new drug for breast cancer treatment. The new drug PHEGSO is a combination of Herceptin and Perjeta with hyaluronidase. According to the firm, the drug holds the potential to enhance the patient experience and reduce the time spent in the clinic at an affordable price.

COVID-19 Insights

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the global oncology market. The rapid surge in active cases and the mandated lockdown resulted in the temporary postponement of screenings and chemotherapy sessions. Subsequently, this resulted in fewer patients visiting hospitals for treatment, slowing down the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation

  • By Type of Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Blood Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global oncology drug market is projected to reach a total market size of US$472.440 billion in 2027.
The oncology drug market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.13% during the forecast period.
Oncology Drug Market was valued at US$291.680 billion in 2020.
The North American and European regions are expected to hold a notable share of the oncology drug market due to the presence of well-established healthcare industries in the regions.
The growing prevalence of cancer is the prime factor that is significantly driving the global oncology drug market growth throughout the forecast period.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Impact
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Oncology Drug Market Analysis, By Type of Cancer
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Lung Cancer
5.3. Blood Cancer
5.4. Breast Cancer
5.5. Liver Cancer
5.6. Others

6. Global Oncology Drug Market Analysis, By Geography
6.1. Introduction
6.2. North America
6.2.1. USA
6.2.2. Canada
6.2.3. Mexico
6.3. South America
6.3.1. Brazil
6.3.2. Argentina
6.3.3. Others
6.4. Europe
6.4.1. Germany
6.4.2. France
6.4.3. United Kingdom
6.4.4. Spain
6.4.5. Others
6.5. Middle East and Africa
6.5.1. Saudi Arabia
6.5.2. Israel
6.5.3. Others
6.6. Asia Pacific
6.6.1. China
6.6.2. Japan
6.6.3. South Korea
6.6.4. India
6.6.5. Thailand
6.6.6. Taiwan
6.6.7. Indonesia 
6.6.8. Others

7. Competitive Environment and Analysis
7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

8. Company Profiles
8.1. AbbVie Inc. 
8.2. F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
8.3. Novartis AG
8.4. AstraZeneca
8.5. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
8.6. Bayer AG
8.7. Merck & Co., Inc.
8.8. Astellas Pharma Inc.

AbbVie Inc.

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Novartis AG


Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

Bayer AG

Merck & Co., Inc.

Astellas Pharma Inc.

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