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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Cancer Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: Patients with HIV, Hepatitis B Virus, or Hepatitis C Virus Infections.” This draft guidance is one in a series of guidances that provide recommendations regarding eligibility criteria for clinical trials of drugs or biological products regulated by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 Specifically, this draft guidance includes recommendations on the inclusion of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Exclusion of patients with HIV, HBV, or HCV infections remains common in most studies of investigational drugs. Expanding cancer clinical trial eligibility to be more inclusive of patients with HIV, HBV, or HCV infections is justified in many cases, and may accelerate the development of effective therapies in cancer patients with these chronic infections.
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2019-D-0363.