HOUSTON, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marker Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRKR), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, today reported that data from three abstracts—including an oral presentation—were accepted for presentation at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH 2018). The studies describe results achieved using multi-tumor antigen specific T cells that were developed at the Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratories of Dr. Ann Leen and Dr. Juan Vera, and exclusively licensed to Marker.
Among the highlights, results from an ongoing Phase 1 study in patients with multiple myeloma will be reviewed in an oral presentation by Premal Lulla, M.B.B.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Hematology-Oncology, at the Baylor College of Medicine.
ASH 2018 will take place in San Diego, CA from December 1-4.
Oral Presentation Details:
Title: Safety and Efficacy of Multiantigen-Targeted T Cells for Multiple Myeloma (Abstract # 1014)
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. PST (San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20D)
Poster Presentation Details:
Title: Targeting Lymphomas Using Non-Engineered, Multi-Antigen Specific T Cells (Abstract #1685)
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Presentation Time: 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. PST (San Diego Convention Center, Hall GH)
Title: Adoptive T-Cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Targeting Multiple Tumor Associated Antigens (Abstract #2693)
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Presentation Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST (San Diego Convention Center, Hall GH)
The presentations will contain results beyond what are available in the abstracts on the ASH website.
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. Once infused into patients, this population of T cells attacks multiple tumor targets and activates the patient's immune system to produce broad spectrum anti-tumor activity. Because Marker does not genetically engineer its T cells, when compared to current engineered CAR-T and TCR-based approaches, its products (i) are significantly less expensive and easier to manufacture, (ii) appear to be markedly less toxic, and (iii) are associated with meaningful clinical benefit. As a result, Marker believes its portfolio of T cell therapies has a compelling therapeutic product profile, as compared to current gene-modified CAR-T and TCR-based therapies.
Marker is also advancing several innovative peptide- and gene-based immuno-therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and metastatic disease, including our Folate Receptor Alpha program (TPIV200) for breast and ovarian cancers and our HER2/neu+ peptide antigen program (TPIV100/110) in Phase II clinical trials. In parallel, we are developing a proprietary DNA expression technology named PolyStart™ to improve the ability of the cellular immune system to recognize and destroy diseased cells.
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