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Oncology

Oncology

Oncology

 

Every patient with cancer faces a unique journey, with battles great and small along the way. Supporting them to overcome these challenges is both our mission and privilege.

Cancer is one of the most debilitating diseases known to humankind. According to the World Health Organization, it is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths1 in 2018. Every year, 50% of new cancer cases2 in the world occur in Asia Pacific. It is expected that cancer deaths in Asia2 will increase by 36% in 2030.

At Janssen, our work in the oncology space spans more than 30 years. This is reflected in our legacy of delivering transformational medicines that redefine the standard of care for our patients.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, accounting for 5.5% of male3 cancer deaths in Hong Kong. 

Prostate cancer has no specific symptoms and can go undetected for a long period. The lack of effective therapeutic options remains an unmet need.

B-cell malignancies

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are cancers of the blood and bone marrow. About 10% of patients4 who develop CLL/SLL have a family history of the disease. Treatments include targeted therapy and chemo-immunotherapy.

Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow cells. It occurs when white blood cells grow uncontrollably, leading to a shortage of healthy blood cells. Patients with multiple myeloma may experience fatigue, anaemia and kidney problems if left untreated.

References

  1. World Health Organization. Cancer. September 12, 2018. Accessed November 26, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20201101050926/https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer.

  2. Janssen Asia Pacific. Oncology. August 11, 2016. Accessed November 26, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20160907111228/https://www.janssen.com/apac/therapeutic-focus/oncology.

  3. Centre for Health Protection. Prostate Cancer. Updated May 20, 2020. Accessed November 26, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20201126094538/https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/healthtopics/content/25/5781.html.

  4. Slager SL and Kay NE. Familial CLL: What does it mean to me? Clin Lymphoma Myeloma 2009; 9(Suppl 3):S194-S197.