PORTLAND, Ore., March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galena Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:GALE), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative, targeted oncology therapeutics that address major medical needs across the full spectrum of cancer care, today announced that Mark W. Schwartz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer will present a corporate update at the 14 th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:40 a.m. ET at The Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York, NY.

The presentation will be webcast and available on the Investors section of the Company's website at http://investors.galenabiopharma.com/events.cfm.

About Galena Biopharma

Galena Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:GALE) is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative, targeted oncology therapeutics that address major medical needs across the full spectrum of cancer care. Galena's development portfolio ranges from mid- to late-stage clinical assets, including a robust immunotherapy program led by NeuVax™ (nelipepimut-S) currently in an international, Phase 3 clinical trial. The Company's commercial drugs include Abstral® (fentanyl) Sublingual Tablets and Zuplenz® (ondansetron) Oral Soluble Film. Collectively, Galena's clinical and commercial strategy focuses on identifying and advancing therapeutic opportunities to improve cancer care, from direct treatment of the disease to the reduction of its debilitating side-effects. For more information, visit  www.galenabiopharma.com.
CONTACT: Remy Bernarda         SVP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications         (503) 405-8258         rbernarda@galenabiopharma.com

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