Generex Announces Presentations of Antigen Express AE37 Breast Cancer Vaccine Data at ASCO 2012 Abstract scheduled for podium presentation also the subject of a 2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award
WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB: GNBT) announced today that abstracts featuring the AE37 breast cancer vaccine clinical program of Generex wholly-owned subsidiary Antigen Express, Inc. will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (http://chicago2012.asco.org) taking place June 1-5, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
An abstract entitled "From bench to bedside: The use of the li-Key technology to improve helper peptides for clinical use in cancer vaccines" will be the subject of an oral presentation on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm CDT during the session on Developmental Therapeutics – Clinical Pharmacology and Immunotherapy. This abstract was recognized with a 2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award bestowed by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the 2012 Scientific Program Committee. The merit award program was established to recognize high quality abstracts.
An abstract entitled "An assessment of disease features and immune response in breast cancer patients that did not recur after receiving HER2 peptide, AE37 vaccine in a randomized phase II trial" will be the subject of a poster presentation on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 8 am – 12 pm CDT.
"The inclusion of these abstracts in this year's ASCO annual meeting is a reflection of both the quality and the maturity of the Antigen Express AE37 breast cancer vaccine clinical program," stated Mark Fletcher, Generex President & Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to updating the oncology community on our progress." In December 2011 the Company announced positive interim results of the ongoing Phase II clinical trial of the vaccine. The Company has previously announced its intention to organize an End-of-Phase II meeting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and move into pivotal Phase III trials.
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 in immunotherapy. One of its platform technologies 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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