Galena Biopharma  (GALE) Issued NeuVax™ U.S. Patent  
7/18/2012 9:24:20 AM

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galena Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:GALE), a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative, targeted oncology treatments, today announced the issuance of a key patent, originally allowed in March 2012, from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covering the use of its product candidate, NeuVax™, a HER2/neu peptide vaccine, for inducing immunity to breast cancer recurrence in patients having low-to-intermediate IHC levels of 1+ or 2+ and a FISH rating of less than 2.0. These patients represent a significant unmet medical need, with as much as 80% of breast cancer patients who do not qualify for Herceptin® therapy.