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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Cancer Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: Minimum Age for Pediatric Patients.” This draft guidance is one in a series of guidances that provide recommendations regarding eligibility criteria for clinical trials of drugs or biological products regulated by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) for the treatment of cancer. Specifically, this guidance includes recommendations on the inclusion of pediatric patients (i.e., children and adolescents) in clinical trials for cancer treatments. Broadening cancer trial eligibility criteria can maximize the generalizability of trial results and the ability to understand the therapy's benefit-risk profile across the patient population likely to use the agent in clinical practice without jeopardizing patient safety.
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2019-D-0358.