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Dec 21, 2018

Ziopharm Oncology to Present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

BOSTON, Dec. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP) today announced that Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 9 a.m. PST.

To access a live audio webcast of the presentation, please visit the Investor Relations section at www.ziopharm.com.

About Ziopharm Oncology, Inc.
Ziopharm Oncology is an immuno-oncology company focused on developing end-to-end cost-effective solutions using its non-viral Sleeping Beauty platform for TCR and CAR T-cell therapy and immune-stimulating gene therapy with Controlled interleukin 12 (IL-12). The Sleeping Beauty platform genetically modifies T cells with DNA plasmids to express T-cell receptors (TCRs) to target specific antigens in solid tumors and chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) to target CD19 in blood cancers with the Company’s very rapid T-cell manufacturing process. The Sleeping Beauty platform is being advanced in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Eden BioCell. The Company also is developing its Controlled IL-12 platform or Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus veledimex as monotherapy and in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat brain cancer, including a collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Company contacts:
David Connolly
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
617-502-1881
dconnolly@ziopharm.com

Mike Moyer
Vice President, Portfolio Strategy
617-765-3770
mmoyer@ziopharm.com

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Source: ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc