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Stemline licenses clinically active oncology vaccine for dual targeting of tumor bulk and cancer stem cells

January 06, 2016

Tom Cirrito, PhD, Director of Operations at Stemline noted, "We became interested in Pitt's vaccine because of its dual targeting of both tumor bulk and cancer stem cells. In addition, by virtue of its targeting of multiple defined epitopes, we are able to determine the specificity and magnitude of the immune response in patients. Importantly, we have also observed reductions in tumor size as well as improvements in survival, consistent with the drug's mechanism of action."

Stemline's CEO, Ivan Bergstein, MD, commented on the in-licensing, "We are excited to add another clinical stage therapeutic to our pipeline. With this acquisition, we now have two clinical programs that have demonstrated complete responses and a survival benefit in heavily pre-treated populations. We are committed to a development strategy that rapidly advances these programs through the regulatory process toward commercialization."

SOURCE Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.