Accelerated Approval Roadblock: Agenus’ PD-1 Stumble Reflects Pathway’s Regulatory Risk
Agenus was banking on US FDA taking the full six months to act on Keytruda application in same cervical cancer indication where it was seeking accelerated approval; agency took less than two months, making it among the fastest oncology supplemental approvals in the last two years.
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Changing therapeutic landscape may have complicated regulatory plans for Regeneron/Sanofi’s PD-1 inhibitor in second-line cervical cancer, while accelerated approval confirmatory trial timeline appears to have been an issue for Incyte’s PI3-kinase inhibitor in lymphoma.
Rapid, uncoordinated growth has turned the PD-1/L1 inhibitor pipeline into a global stampede, FDA’s Pazdur and Beaver say. Solutions like a unified submission pathway and coordinated trial design pose challenges requiring international cooperation among governments and industry alike.