NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Ivan Bergstein, MD, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. ET at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
About Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.
Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel oncology compounds that target cancer stem cells (CSCs) and tumor bulk. Stemline is currently developing two clinically active compounds, both of which have demonstrated durable complete responses (CRs) and an overall survival (OS) benefit in Phase I/II studies. SL-401 has completed a multicenter Phase I/II trial in patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia (AML) where it has demonstrated single agent activity, including two durable CRs and an OS benefit, in heavily pretreated patients. In addition, SL-401 was well-tolerated and was not toxic to the bone marrow. SL-401 is being advanced into later stage trials in advanced AML. SL-401 is also currently being tested in additional indications including chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The Company's second clinical program, SL-701, has demonstrated single agent activity including durable tumor responses, which includes CRs, multiple partial responses and an OS benefit, in Phase I/II trials of adult patients with refractory or recurrent high grade glioma and pediatric patients with malignant glioma. SL-701 is now poised for later stage trials in pediatric and adult patients with advanced brain cancer. Stemline is also developing a broad portfolio of preclinical small molecules and antibodies for a variety of solid and hematological cancer types. Many of these compounds have derived from the Company's proprietary discovery platform, StemScreen®. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.stemline.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to Stemline's business, which are based on the Company's current expectations concerning future developments. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Stemline's actual performance to differ materially from the statements in this announcement. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Stemline will be those the Company has anticipated.
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