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With the existing recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) patents expiring and the FDA approval of new biosimilar and innovator biologics, patients being treated with Grade III and IV myelosuppressive chemotherapy regimens will have additional therapeutic options. This observational study will describe the patient characteristics of new users of G-CSFs. It will describe in the treatment cohorts a primary outcome of hospitalizations for febrile neutropenia. The BBCIC will use the findings from this descriptive analysis to design a comparative study evaluating the real-world effectiveness and safety of biosimilar and innovator G-CSFs.
To most effectively interpret results from this descriptive analysis it is important to consider that this protocol was not designed to support a hypothesis. This information is being provided to the public in the interest of transparency and for demonstrating the BBCIC's Distributed Research Network's (DRN) ability to define exposures, outcomes, covariates and confounders. When published, the report will caution that the protocol does not support any ability to compare safety or effectiveness but instead is to be used only to explore the feasibility of future, more detailed comparative analyses and to better understand the capabilities of the BBCIC project. Further, the report will caution that information from this protocol should not affect use of the medical products described in any way and the fact that the BBCIC is performing this descriptive analysis in no way suggests there is a safety or effectiveness issue with any of the products described.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective
filgrastim, TBO-filgrastim or pegfilgrastim
Enrolling by invitation
Biologics & Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-03T23:38:21-0400
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