Generex Announces Particulars of Conference Call with Members of the Antigen Express Scientific Advisory Board Conference called scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. EDT
WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today announced particulars of the conference call it will be hosting featuring members of the Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com) Scientific Advisory Board.
The conference call will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. EDT. Call-in particulars will be announced prior to the call.
The following members of the Antigen Express Scientific Advisory Board will be the panelists on the call:
- Dr. Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, FACP, FRCP (Edin), FASCO is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, Director of the Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research Program, a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, and a member of the Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Center for Personalized Medicine. An ASCO member since 1977, Dr. Lyman is a member of the ASCO Board of Directors and Chair-Elect of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
- Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP chairs the department of Breast Medical Oncology and directs the Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he also serves as Professor of Medicine and holds the Nellie B. Connally Chair in Breast Cancer.
- Dr. Ian Krop, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research for the Breast Oncology Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.
- Dr. Keith L. Knutson, PhD is Oncology Program Director at the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida®). His work is focused on immunotherapeutic approaches in breast and ovarian cancers and how vaccines can boost immunity and help the body's defense system fight off these cancers.
- Dr. James J. Mule, PhD is the Executive Vice President and Associate Center Director for Translational Research, the Michael McGillicuddy Endowed Chair for Melanoma Research and Treatment, and the Co-Director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Center at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
- Dr. Hope S. Rugo, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she directs Breast Oncology and Clinical Trials Education. Dr. Rugo is a member of the breast core committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Network, where she is the principal investigator of CALGB 40502, a fully accrued phase III trial comparing novel chemotherapy agents in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. She is also an investigator in the Bay Area Spore at UCSF's Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center and the breast section editor for Cancer.Net, a patient focused publication of ASCO.
- Dr. Samuel Jacobs, MD is an emeritus Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Director of Medical Affairs for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP).
Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Principal Investigator on the Antigen Express AE37 breast cancer vaccine Phase II trial, will also participate on the panel.
The call will canvass the following topics:
- highlights from the June 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO);
- an update on the on-going Phase II clinical trial of the AE37 breast cancer vaccine;
- the current state of the treatment of breast cancer and treatment trends;
- treatment options for patients who express low levels of HER2;
- a review of antibodies and vaccines in immunotherapy and the importance of CD4+ T cell activation by Ii-Key;
- biomarkers and personalized medicine in cancer care and opportunities for the Ii-Key platform;
- treatment options for triple-negative breast cancer; and
- an update from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and the potential for AE37.
About Generex Biotechnology Corporation
Generex is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of drug delivery systems and technologies. Generex has developed a proprietary platform technology for the delivery of drugs into the human body through the oral cavity (with no deposit in the lungs). The Company's proprietary liquid formulations allow drugs typically administered by injection to be absorbed into the body by the lining of the inner mouth using the Company's proprietary RapidMist™ device. Antigen Express, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Generex. The core platform technologies of Antigen Express comprise immunotherapeutic vaccines for the treatment of malignant, infectious, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. Antigen Express has pioneered the use of specific CD4+ T-helper stimulation technologies in immunotherapy. One focuses on modification of peptides with Ii-Key to increase potency, while a second relies on inhibition of expression of the Ii protein. Antigen Express scientists, and others, have shown clearly that suppression of expression of the Ii protein in cancer cells allows for potent stimulation of T-helper cells and prevents the further growth of cancer cells. For more information, visit the Generex website at www.generex.com or the Antigen Express website at www.antigenexpress.com.
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