Atara Biotherapeutics is a leading off-the-shelf, allogeneic T-cell immunotherapy company developing novel treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune and viral diseases. Our commitment is to make every effort to support patients in need of treatment options.
Process for Requesting Expanded Access
Atara will consider providing an individual patient with access to an investigational product candidate either through an expanded access study at an active site or outside of a clinical trial. A treating physician may request information about how to apply for access to one of Atara’s investigational product candidates by contacting Atara at MedInfo@atarabio.com. Atara will use reasonable efforts to respond and acknowledge each request within one (1) business day of submission. All physicians who receive Atara’s investigational product candidate through expanded access are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and contractual conditions, including those relating to safety reporting.
Review Criteria for Expanded Access Requests
Atara will use the following criteria to review each request:
- The patient or patients to be treated have a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition, and there is no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy to treat the disease or condition.
- The potential patient benefit justifies the potential risks of the treatment use and those potential risks are not unreasonable in the context of the disease or condition to be treated.
- Providing the investigational product candidate for the requested use will not interfere with the initiation, conduct, or completion of clinical investigations that could support marketing approval of the investigational product candidate for the expanded access use or otherwise compromise the potential development of the investigational product candidate for the expanded access use.
- There is a plausible scientific rationale which suggests that the patient may benefit from treatment with the investigational product candidate.
- The investigational product candidate must be part of an active clinical development program at Atara and there must be adequate supply of such investigational product candidate. If there is a protocol under an existing IND for which the patient is eligible, then the patient should be provided the option to enroll in this protocol.
- There is a regulatory mechanism in the country or region to support expanded access for the investigational product candidate.
Each request will be evaluated individually to assess the above criteria.
Existing Expanded Access Study Protocols
Additional information about existing expanded access study protocols for Atara’s investigational product candidates can be found at the following links:
Atara tab-cel® (tabelecleucel; formerly known as ATA129): NCT02822495