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BUFFALO, N.Y., June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBLI) and
Incuron, LLC, a joint venture between CBLI and Bioprocess Capital Ventures, today announced a poster presentation at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 15
th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, July 3-6, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Catherine Burkhart, Ph.D., Director of Oncology Efficacy Evaluation for Cleveland BioLabs, will present a poster titled, "Curaxin CBL0137 Demonstrates Significant Antitumor Activity Against FACT-Positive Patient-Derived Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma," on July 5, which describes the results of treatment with CBL0137 in xenograft models.
CBL0137 is a clinical stage oncology drug targeting Facilitates Chromatin Transcription (FACT) complex, resulting in simultaneous NF-kB suppression, Heat Shock Factor 1 suppression and p53 activation. A Phase 1, single agent, dose escalation study of oral administration of CBL0137 in patients with advanced solid tumors is ongoing in the Russian Federation. In March 2013, a Notice of Allowance was received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an Investigational New Drug application for a multi-center, Phase 1, single agent, dose escalation trial evaluating intravenous administration of CBL0137 in patients with advanced solid tumors.
The ESMO 15
th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer is a global event, encompassing malignancies affecting every component of the gastrointestinal tract and aspects related to the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer, including screening, diagnosis and the latest management options for common and uncommon tumors. For more information about the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, please refer to:
About Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company leveraging deep mechanistic understanding of the cell death process, apoptosis, to develop a robust pipeline of compounds primarily focused on oncology applications and mitigation of radiation injury. The Company's lead compound is being developed as both a radiation countermeasure and a cancer treatment. The Company has two operating subsidiaries, Incuron, LLC, and Panacela Labs, Inc., and strategic relationships with the Cleveland Clinic, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Children's Cancer Institute Australia and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. To learn more about Cleveland BioLabs, Inc., please visit the Company's website at
About Incuron, LLC
Incuron, LLC is a Russian Federation based joint venture founded in 2010 between Russian Closed Mutual Venture Fund "Bioprocess Capital Ventures," and Cleveland BioLabs. Incuron is developing CBL0102 and CBL0137 for oncology and orphan indications. To learn more about Incuron, LLC, please visit the company's website at
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