Meeting of the FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Starts:  Apr 27, 2021 1:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Apr 29, 2021 5:30 PM (ET)


The committee will hear updates on certain supplemental biologics license applications (sBLAs) approved under 21 CFR 601.40 (subpart E, accelerated approval regulations) with confirmatory trial(s) that have not verified clinical benefit. These updates will provide information on: (1) the status and results of confirmatory clinical studies for a given indication; and (2) any ongoing and planned trials. Confirmatory studies are post-marketing studies to verify and describe the clinical benefit of a drug after it receives accelerated approval. Based on the updates provided, the committee will have a general discussion focused on next steps for each product including whether the indications should remain on the market while additional trial(s) are conducted.

On April 27, 2021, the committee will receive updates on the following product: BLA 761034/S-018, for TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab), submitted by Genentech, Inc., indicated in combination with paclitaxel protein-bound for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose tumors express PD-L1 (PD-L1 stained tumor-infiltrating immune cells (IC) of any intensity covering ≥ 1% of the tumor area), as determined by an FDA-approved test.

On April 28, 2021, the committee will receive updates on the following products: (1) BLA 125514/S-017, trade name KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), submitted by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who are not eligible for cisplatin-containing chemotherapy; and (2) BLA 761034/S-001, trade name TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab), submitted by Genentech, Inc., indicated for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who are not eligible for cisplatin-containing chemotherapy.

On April 29, 2021, the committee will receive updates on the following products: (1) BLA 125514/S-024, trade name KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), submitted by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., indicated for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma whose tumors express PD-L1 [Combined Positive Score (CPS) ≥1] as determined by an FDA-approved test, with disease progression on or after two or more prior lines of therapy including fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing chemotherapy and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy; (2) BLA 125514/S-042, trade name KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), submitted by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., indicated for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have been previously treated with sorafenib; and (3) BLA 125554/S-041, trade name OPDIVO (nivolumab), submitted by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, indicated as a single agent for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have been previously treated with sorafenib.

FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this meeting. The docket number is FDA-2020-N-1440. The docket will close on April 26, 2021. Submit either electronic or written comments on this public meeting by April 26, 2021. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before April 26, 2021. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of April 26, 2021.

Location

Online Instructions:
Url: http://www.fda.gov/advisory-committees/oncologic-drugs-advisory-committee/2021-meeting-materials-oncologic-drugs-advisory-committee
Login: CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the April 27-29, 2021 Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting. If there are instances where the webcast transmission is not successful, staff will work to re-establish the transmission as soon as possible. Further information regarding the webcast, including the web address for the webcast, will be made available at least 2 days in advance of the meeting at the following website: https://www.fda.gov/advisory-committees/oncologic-drugs-ad
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Contact

Brooke Boring
(414) 276-6445
bboring@hoparx.org