BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a U.S. biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, today announced that Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Marnix Bosch, will present a new DCVax-Direct poster at the Inaugural International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival 2015. The Conference is being held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel from September 16th to 19th, 2015.
This first of its kind conference is a collaboration of four prestigious cancer organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating the ever increasing attention towards immunotherapy. They include the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the European Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), and the European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI).
Dr. Bosch will discuss new and emerging information from the Phase I trial of DCVax-Direct in regard to ongoing patient survival and factors associated with such survival. The poster is entitled "Cytokine Production by Human Dendritic Cells When Administered Intratumorally Correlates with Clinical Outcome in Subjects with Advanced Cancers." This poster presentation will be presented in the 6:45 to 8:45 pm (EDT) Session A on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
In addition to Dr. Bosch, other authors on the poster presentation include Dr. Vivek Subbiah and colleagues from MD Anderson Hospital and from UT Health in Houston, as well as several representatives from Cognate Bioservices.
The Poster and the accompanying presentation will be posted on the NW Bio website following the presentation at nwbio.com/webcast. There will be no live webcast of the presentation.
About Northwest Biotherapeutics
Northwest Biotherapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing personalized immunotherapy products designed to treat cancers more effectively than current treatments, without toxicities of the kind associated with chemotherapies, and on a cost-effective basis, in both the United States and Europe. The Company has a broad platform technology for DCVax dendritic cell-based vaccines. The Company's lead program is a 348-patient Phase III trial in newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). GBM is the most aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer, and is an "orphan disease." The Company is under way with a 60-patient Phase I/II trial with DCVax-Direct for all types of inoperable solid tumors cancers. It has completed enrollment in the Phase I portion of the trial. The Company previously conducted a Phase I/II trial with DCVax-L for metastatic ovarian cancer together with the University of Pennsylvania. The Company previously received clearance from the FDA for a 612-patient Phase III trial in prostate cancer. In Germany, the Company has received approval of a 5-year Hospital Exemption for the treatment of all gliomas (primary brain cancers) outside the clinical trial.
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