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Hairy Cell Leukemia Market - By Therapy (Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Immunotherapy, Surgery), Gender (Male, Female), Treatment Providers (Hospitals & Clinics, Cancer Care Center, Academic & Research Institutes), Global Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8334
  • Published Date: Feb 2024
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Hairy Cell Leukemia Market Size

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market size was valued at USD 130.7 million in 2023 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% between 2024 and 2032. High market growth can be attributed to factors such as increasing incidence rates of blood related cancers, advancements in diagnosis and rare disease treatment options, and emerging oncology therapies targeting this rare form of leukemia.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market

For instance, according to Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation, it is estimated that approximately 2% of adult patients with leukemia have hairy cell leukemia. Similarly, approximately 1,000 new cases of hairy cell leukemia are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. Despite it being a rare disease, the increasing number of newly diagnosed cases and the need for effective treatment options and specialized care for HCL patients are driving the market expansion.

Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare type of chronic leukemia characterized by the abnormal growth of B cells, a type of white blood cell, in the bone marrow. The "hairy cell" refers to the appearance of the leukemic cells under a microscope, which have fine hair-like projections on their surface. HCL is classified as a subtype of leukemia and typically progresses slowly over time. Common symptoms of HCL include weakness, fatigue, anemia, easy bruising or bleeding, and an enlarged spleen or liver.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market Trends

  • Rising incidence rates of hematological malignancies, bolstered by improved diagnostic capabilities, results in a higher frequency of HCL diagnoses. This trend is anticipated to fuel demand for HCL treatments and drive market landscape.
  • Further, rising geriatric population is a key growth driver. HCL can affect individuals at any age, but the majority of patients are diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 60 years. For instance, according to European Commission, more than one fifth i.e., about 21.1% of European population with HCL was aged over 65 in 2022.
  • Moreover, continuous advancements in treatment options for HCL, including novel targeted therapies and immunotherapies, contribute significantly to market growth. These innovative treatments offer improved efficacy, reduced side effects, and better outcomes for patients.

However, limited awareness pertaining to the disease and high cost associated with treatment can hamper the growth of the market.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market Analysis

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market, By Therapy, 2021 – 2032 (USD Million)

Based on therapy, the market is categorized into chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and surgery. In 2023, the chemotherapy segment accounted for a significant market share of 65.2% and is anticipated to register growth at 6.7% CAGR over the forecast period.

  • Chemotherapy is recommended as first-line therapy for newly diagnosed HCL patients and is considered as a standard treatment option. The long history of use and a well-established efficacy profile in inducing remission and improving survival outcomes in HCL patients has significantly driven the growth of this segment.
  • Further, the widespread availability and accessibility of chemotherapy agents such as cladribine (2-CdA) and pentostatin coupled with the well-established safety profile of these therapies is anticipated to foster the segment demand.
Hairy Cell Leukemia Market, By Gender (2023)

Based on gender, the hairy cell leukemia market is segmented into male and female. The male segment is expected to reach USD 177.4 million by 2032.

  • According to several studies, males are more likely to develop hairy cell leukemia. For instance, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), hairy cell leukemia affects males four times more often than females. Thus, the increasing prevalence of HCL in males ultimately increases the demand for hairy cell leukemia treatment options, thereby driving the market expansion.

Based on treatment providers, the HCL market is classified into hospitals & clinics, cancer care centers, and academic & research institutes. The hospitals & clinics segment was valued to be USD 64.3 million in 2023.

  • Hospitals and clinics dominate the market for hairy cell leukemia (HCL) treatment due to their ability to offer comprehensive treatment delivery, specialized expertise, and diagnostic capabilities.
  • These facilities provide access to a wide range of treatment options, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and surgery, administered by multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals.
  • Moreover, patient convenience, favorable reimbursement, and long-term care contribute to the high market share of hospitals and clinics in the market.
Asia Pacific Hairy Cell Leukemia Market, 2020 – 2032 (USD Million)

Asia Pacific dominated the hairy cell leukemia market with a market share of 43.6% in 2023.

  • High regional market share can be attributed to factors such as large population in these regions, high incidence of leukemia cases in Asia Pacific countries, coupled with increasing healthcare expenditure, and growing investments in healthcare infrastructure and research.
  • Further, advanced diagnostic facilities, treatment options, and supportive care across different countries within Asia Pacific contribute to the market progress.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market Share

The hairy cell leukemia industry comprises companies such as Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, and Merck KGaA. These are significant players, with well-established product portfolios. Companies adopt several inorganic growth strategies to maintain their market share.

Hairy Cell Leukemia Market Companies

 Prominent players operating in the hairy cell leukemia industry include:

  • Amgen Inc.
  • Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • AstraZeneca plc
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck KGaA
  • Novartis AG
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Hairy Cell Leukemia Industry News:

  • In August 2022, the U.S. FDA approved a tablet version of a drug called Calquence for the treatment of small lymphocytic leukemia (SLL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and previously treated relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), developed by AstraZeneca. This strategy aimed to expand the company’s product offerings as well as strengthen its market position.
  • In September 2018, AstraZeneca received FDA approval for its product, Lumoxiti, injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL) who have received at least two prior systemic therapies. The approval from FDA helped the company to enhance their product offerings and boost their revenue.

The hairy cell leukemia market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 – 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Therapy

  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Surgery

Market, By Gender

  • Male
  • Female

Market, By Treatment Provider

  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Cancer care centers
  • Academic and research institutes

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Hairy cell leukemia market size was USD 130.7 million in 2023 and is expected to register 6.5% CAGR from 2024-2032 owing to the increasing incidence rates of blood related cancers, advancements in diagnosis and rare disease treatment options, and emerging oncology therapies worldwide.

The chemotherapy segment held 65.2% share in 2023 and is expected to register an appreciable CAGR from 2024-2032 due to being a standard treatment offer and acting as a first-line therapy for newly diagnosed HCL patients.

Asia Pacific hairy cell leukemia industry garnered 43.6% share in 2023 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2024-2032 due to the presence of a large population and high incidence of leukemia cases in the region.

Amgen Inc., Astellas Pharma Inc., AstraZeneca plc, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Merck KGaA, Novartis AG, Pfizer Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, are some of the major hairy cell leukemia companies worldwide.

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