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Dec 21, 2017

ZIOPHARM to Present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

BOSTON, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIOP), today announced that Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. PST. The presentation will include a detailed update on the Company's clinical development programs and corporate development efforts.

To access a live audio webcast of the presentation, please visit the Investor Relations section at www.ziopharm.com. The webcast will be archived for 90 days.

About ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.

ZIOPHARM Oncology is a Boston, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company employing innovative gene expression, control and cell technologies to deliver safe, effective and scalable cell- and viral-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and graft-versus-host-disease. The Company's immuno-oncology programs, in collaboration with Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, include chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) and other adoptive cell-based approaches that use non-viral gene transfer methods for broad scalability. The Company is advancing programs in multiple stages of development together with Intrexon Corporation's RheoSwitch Therapeutic System® (RTS®) technology, a switch to turn on and off, and precisely modulate, gene expression such as IL-12 in order to improve therapeutic index. The Company's pipeline includes a number of cell-based therapeutics in both clinical and preclinical testing which are focused on hematologic and solid tumor malignancies.

Contact:
David Connolly
ZIOPHARM Oncology
617-502-1881
dconnolly@ziopharm.com

David Pitts
Argot Partners
212-600-1902
david@argotpartners.com