PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (TASE:CFBI), (NYSE MKT:CANF), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that it has been invited to present at the upcoming 9th International Congress of Autoimmunity. The conference will be held on March 26-30, 2014 at Nice Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France.
On Friday March 28th, 16:30, Can-Fite CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman will Co-Chair the session of Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis and deliver a presentation on: 'The A3 adenosine receptor as a therapeutic target and predictive marker in Rheumatoid Arthritis.' In the frame of the presentation Dr. Fishman will present positive data from the recently concluded Phase II Rheumatoid Arthritis and the interim analysis of the Phase II/III Psoriasis studies.
CF101 recently announced a successfully completed Phase II trial data and is set for Phase III of clinical trial testing in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and according to WebMD affects about 1% of the American population and millions more around the world. Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women than men. According to independent business information provider Visiongain, the global rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug market is predicted to generate revenues of $38.5 billion in 2017.
"We are excited to be a part of the conference and share our scientific findings and talk about our initiatives for the coming months and our plans for the Phase III Rheumatoid Arthritis study," says Can-Fite CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman. "Combating autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and developing treatments with CF101 have been our goal that is coming to fruition. The conference is a great venue to share research findings, collaborate, share best practices with our peers and learn from one another with a goal of fighting autoimmune diseases."
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About 9th International Congress On Autoimmunity
The 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity is the world's foremost gathering of top experts in immunology, rheumatology, and related fields. First established by renowned autoimmunity expert Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld, the congress will address the genetic, etiology, diagnostic, clinical aspects and novel therapies of 80 autoimmune diseases. Join your colleagues in breathtaking Nice, France, on March 26-30, 2014 and learn about the newest therapeutic techniques and diagnostic tools. Previous meetings were comprised of 81 symposia featuring 600 leading speakers.
About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd is an Israeli public company, the ordinary shares of which are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (the "TASE") (TASE: CFBI). Level II American Depository Receipts of the Company currently trade on the NYSE MKT (NYSE MKT: CANF). Can-Fite, which commenced business activity in 2000, was founded by Pnina Fishman, Ph.D., researcher in the Rabin Medical Center, and Ilan Cohn Ph.D., patent attorney and senior partner at Reinhold Cohn Patent Attorneys in Israel. Dr. Fishman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Can-Fite. Dr. Fishman founded Can-Fite on the basis of her scientific findings, and Can-Fite is focused on the development of small molecule orally bioavailable drugs, in particular, ligands that bind to the A3 adenosine receptor. Such drugs mediate anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects and the A3AR is developed as a biological predictive marker. Can-Fite's lead drug candidate, CF101, is in clinical development for the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Can-Fite's CF102 drug candidate is being developed for the treatment of liver diseases and CF602 is being developed for the treatment of inflammation and sexual dysfunction. To date, more than 700 patients have participated in clinical trials conducted by Can-Fite. Can-Fite previously spun off its activity in the ophthalmic field to OphthaliX Inc., in which it holds 82%, and is currently listed on the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets (OTCQB: OPLI).
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