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Draft Guidance on PK-Based Criteria for Alternative Dosing Regimens for Treatment of Cancer - USFDA

On 25th August 2021, the Oncology Center of Excellence along with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research released new draft guidance on “Pharmacokinetic-Based Criteria for Supporting Alternative Dosing Regimens of Programmed Cell Death Receptor-1 (PD-1) or Programmed Cell Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) Blocking Antibodies for Treatment of Patients with Cancer”.

This document provides recommendations for sponsors of investigational new drug applications (INDs) and biologics license applications (BLAs) under 42 U.S.C. § 262 and 21 CFR Parts 312 and 601 on the use of pharmacokinetic (PK)-based criteria to support the approval of alternative dosing regimens for programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1) or programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibodies.

This guidance is based on accumulated scientific and regulatory experience for PD-1 and PD-L1 drugs, and as such, does not address development of alternative dosing regimens for other drugs or biologics, changes in route of administration, or novel formulations of previously-approved PD-1/PD-L1 products.

PD-1 and PD-L1 blocking antibody products have been developed for various cancer indications. More detail related to this content is detailed in the respective guidance, click here to for more detailed information on the same.

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