ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. Presents Preclinical Data Supporting DNA-Based IL-12 Therapy for Breast Cancer

Published: Apr 09, 2013

NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, announced today the presentation of results from a study in a breast cancer murine model demonstrating the anti-tumor effects and tolerability of Ad-RTS-mIL-12, a viral vector DNA-based therapeutic for the controlled, local expression of IL-12, an important protein for enhancing antitumor immunity. The data were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 2013 Annual Meeting (AACR 2013) taking place April 6-10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The study was conducted jointly by ZIOPHARM and Intrexon Corporation, a synthetic biology company that utilizes its proprietary technologies to provide control over cellular function. ZIOPHARM is Intrexon's exclusive channel partner for the development of in vivo therapeutics in oncology.

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