The majority of Oncologists and Hematologists have some knowledge of biosimilars, but there is room to improve familiarity. 87% have biosimilar knowledge; 58% have basic knowledge; only 29% are very familiar. 3 in 4 specialists acknowledge biosimilars will aid patient access to optimal cancer treatments. However, only 1 in 10 strongly agree that they are looking forward to prescribing biosimilars.
Why is enthusiasm for biosimilars not stronger? Specialists have lingering concerns regarding: subpar patient support (84%); replicability (74%); payers mandating treatment changes (74%); disincentive to innovation (65%).