SAN ANTONIO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB:GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announces that Chairman and CEO, Craig Dionne, PhD, will deliver a company overview at the 2014 BIO International Convention, on Tuesday, June 24th, at 11:15 PDT, in San Diego, CA (http://mybio.org/search/all?terms=GenSpera). Dr. Dionne will give an update of the ongoing G-202 Phase II trials in both hepatocellular carcinoma and glioblastoma patients and discuss upcoming milestones, as well as deliver a general GenSpera overview.
The Company will release the BIO presentation and update to investors following the June 24th session.
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.
The 2014 BIO International Convention is June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release regarding potential applications of GenSpera's technologies constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks inherent in the development and commercialization of potential products, uncertainty of clinical trial results or regulatory approvals or clearances, need for future capital, dependence upon collaborators and maintenance of our intellectual property rights. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Additional information on potential factors that could affect our results and other risks and uncertainties will be detailed from time to time in GenSpera's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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