Generex Biotechnology Announces Publication of Novel Immunotherapeutic Cancer Vaccine Results in Patients With Prostate Cancer
WORCESTER, Mass., May 18, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq:GNBT) announced today publication of results from the first Phase I study of its lead immunotherapeutic agent AE37 in patients with prostate cancer. At the end of 2009, the Company announced positive interim results from a Phase II trial being conducted with AE37 in patients with breast cancer. The compound is being developed by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc.
The report, entitled, "Results from a phase I clinical study of the novel Ii-Key/HER-2/neu(776-790) hybrid peptide vaccine in patients with prostate cancer," is being published (online publication date = May 13, 2010) in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research whose focus is to publish innovative clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic. The study extends previous observations demonstrating safety and immunological activity of AE37 in cancer patients. Interestingly, a decrease in the circulating levels of a fragment of the HER-2/neu protein was also observed in immunized patients. These results warrant a Phase II clinical study to establish the efficacy of AE37 in prostate cancer patients.
About Generex Biotechnology Corporation
Generex is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of drug delivery systems and technologies. Generex has developed a proprietary platform technology for the delivery of drugs into the human body through the oral cavity (with no deposit in the lungs). The Company's proprietary liquid formulations allow drugs typically administered by injection to be absorbed into the body by the lining of the inner mouth using the Company's proprietary RapidMist(TM) device. The Company's flagship product, buccal insulin (Generex Oral-lyn(TM)), which has been approved in India, Lebanon, Algeria, and Ecuador for the treatment of subjects with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, is in Phase III clinical trials at several sites around the world. Antigen Express, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Generex. The core platform technologies of Antigen Express comprise immunotherapeutics for the treatment of malignant, infectious, allergic, and autoimmune diseases. For more information, visit the Generex website at www.generex.com or the Antigen Express website at www.antigenexpress.com.
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