HOUSTON, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Marker Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRKR), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of next-generation T cell-based immunotherapies for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumor indications, today announced that updated clinical data from an investigator-sponsored Phase 1/2 trial led by Baylor College of Medicine were selected for presentation during a poster session at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. ASCO 2020 will be held virtually from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. The data will be presented by lead investigator, Brandon G. Smaglo, M.D., FACP.
Title: "A phase I trial targeting advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer using a combination of standard chemotherapy and adoptively transferred nonengineered, multiantigen specific T cells in the first-line setting (TACTOPS)" Authors: Smaglo BG, et al. Session Type: Poster Session Session Title: Gastrointestinal Cancer—Gastroesophageal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Abstract: 4622 Poster: 230
The presentation will be available on demand to ASCO registrants beginning May 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET. The poster will be available in the Investors section of the Company's website at markertherapeutics.com.
About Marker Therapeutics, Inc. Marker Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of next-generation T cell-based immunotherapies for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumor indications. Marker's cell therapy technology is based on the selective expansion of non-engineered, tumor-specific T cells that recognize tumor associated antigens (i.e. tumor targets) and kill tumor cells expressing those targets. This population of T cells is designed to attack multiple tumor targets following infusion into patients and to activate the patient's immune system to produce broad spectrum anti-tumor activity. Because Marker does not genetically engineer its T cell therapies, we believe that our product candidates will be easier and less expensive to manufacture, with reduced toxicities, compared to current engineered CAR-T and TCR-based approaches, and may provide patients with meaningful clinical benefit. As a result, Marker believes its portfolio of T cell therapies has a compelling product profile, as compared to current gene-modified CAR-T and TCR-based therapies.
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