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TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VBL Therapeutics (Nasdaq:VBLT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer, today announces that Andrew Brenner, MD, will present a poster on VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec) at the 22nd Annual Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Meeting, to be held November 16-19, 2017 at the Marriot Marquis in San Francisco, California.
|e-Poster Presentation Details:|
|Title:||Biomarker Analysis Supports the VB-111 Dual Mechanism of |
Action and Provides a Link to its Clinical Effect on OS and PFS in
|Date:||Saturday, November 18, 2017|
|e-Talk Session:||Adult Therapeutics – Golden Gate C1|
|Poster Presentation Details:|
|Date:||Saturday, November 18, 2017|
|Time:||5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific Time|
|Session:||Saturday Traditional Posters|
About VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec)
VB-111, a first-in-class anticancer therapeutic candidate, is the Company’s lead product currently being studied in a Phase 3 pivotal trial for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (rGBM). VB-111 has demonstrated statistically significant overall survival and a progression-free survival benefit in a Phase 2 trial in patients with rGBM. VB-111 has received fast track designation in the US for prolongation of survival in patients with recurrent GBM, and orphan drug designation for treatment of GBM in both the US and Europe. VB-111 has also received an orphan designation for the treatment of ovarian cancer by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Vascular Biogenics Ltd., operating as VBL Therapeutics, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer. The Company’s lead oncology product candidate, VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec), is a first-in-class biologic agent that uses a dual mechanism to target solid tumors. It utilizes an angiogenesis-specific sensor (VBL's PPE-1-3x proprietary promoter) to specifically target the tumor vasculature, by induction of cell death in angiogenic endothelial cells in the tumor milieu. Moreover, it is an immune-stimulant that triggers a local anti-tumor immune response, which is accompanied by recruitment of CD8 T-cells and apoptosis of tumor cells. VB-111 is positioned to treat a wide range of solid tumors and is conveniently administered as an IV infusion once every two months. It has been observed to be well-tolerated in >300 cancer patients and we have observed its efficacy signals in an “all comers” Phase 1 trial as well as in three tumor-specific Phase 2 studies. VB-111 is currently being studied in a Phase 3 pivotal trial for recurrent Glioblastoma, conducted under an FDA Special Protocol Assessment (SPA).
Forward Looking Statements
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