GenSpera To Present Ongoing HCC Trial Data at APPLE 2014 Congress July 12th in Taipei
GenSpera, Inc. (GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announces that interim data from the G-202 Phase I and Phase II trials in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients will be presented at the Fifth Annual Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert (APPLE) Meeting to be held July 11-13th in Taipei, Taiwan.
An oral presentation entitled, “Clinical Activity of G-202, a Thapsigargin-Based Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)-Activated Prodrug, in Patients with Progressive Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)” will be presented in the poster discussion session “Treatment for Intermediate – Advanced Stage Disease” on July 12th from 1:15- 3:00 pm UTC + 8:00.
Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD, principal investigator of the G-202 Phase II trial in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), will discuss the data obtained to date in patients with HCC treated in the Phase I and Phase II studies. Dr. Mahalingam is an oncologist at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, specializing in identifying novel cancer therapeutics.
The abstract will be published on the company website following the APPLE Poster Session.
About Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert:
GenSpera’s technology platform combines a powerful, plant-derived cytotoxin (thapsigargin) with a prodrug delivery system that provides for the targeted release of drug candidates within a tumor. Unlike typical chemotherapeutic agents, thapsigargin results in cell death irrespective of the rate of cell division, which may provide an effective approach to kill both fast- and slow-growing cancers. GenSpera’s lead drug candidate, G-202, is activated by the enzyme PSMA, which is found at high levels in the vasculature of liver and glioblastoma cancers and in the vasculature of almost all other solid tumors. G-202 is therefore expected to have potential efficacy in a wide variety of tumor types.
G-202 Phase II clinical trials are underway in both hepatocellular carcinoma and glioblastoma patients.
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