BOSTON, April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on new immunotherapies, today announced that it will present updated results from its Phase 1, multicenter, dose-escalation study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 + orally administered veledimex in patients with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held June 2-6 in Chicago. Ad-RTS-hIL-12 + veledimex is a novel, viral gene therapy candidate for the controlled expression of interleukin-12 (IL-12), a pro-inflammatory cytokine critical for stimulating anti-cancer immune responses.
Details for the poster presentation at ASCO 2017:
Title: Expanded phase I study of intratumoral Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus oral veledimex: Tolerability and survival in recurrent glioblastoma
Abstract Number: 2044
Session: Central Nervous System Tumors
Date and Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 1:15 — 4:45 p.m. CT
About ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.:
ZIOPHARM Oncology is a Boston, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company employing novel 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® technology, a switch to turn on and off, and precisely modulate, gene expression 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.
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