SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IOVA), a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced that six abstracts, including one late-breaking abstract highlighting its TIL therapy, will be presented at the upcoming Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 32 nd Annual Meeting from November 8-12, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. 

The late-breaking abstract titles are listed on the conference website at

The other SITC abstract titles are listed on the conference website under General Categories at The details of the posters are as follows:

Cellular Therapy Approaches Late-Breaking Abstract

Title: Novel cryopreserved tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-144) administered to patients with metastatic melanoma demonstrates efficacy and tolerability in a multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial Authors: Sarnaik, et al. Poster #: 515 Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Cellular Therapy Approaches Abstracts

Title: A Cryopreserved TIL Product, LN-144, Generated with an Abbreviated Method Suitable for High Throughput Commercial Manufacturing Exhibits Favorable Quality Attributes for Adoptive Cell Transfer Authors: Wardell, et al. Poster #: 203 Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Title: Studies of Key Quality Attributes for TIL Product, LN-144 Authors: Ritthipichai, et al. Poster #: 194 Presentation date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Immune Modulation, Cytokines, and Antibodies Abstract

Title: The T-cell Growth Factor Cocktail IL-2/IL-15/IL-21 Enhances Expansion and Effector Function of Tumor-Infiltrating T cells in a Novel Process Developed by Iovance Authors: Frank, et al.  Poster #: 357 Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Clinical Trials (In Progress) Abstracts

Title: A Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-145) in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck Authors: Leidner, et al. Poster #: 221 Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Title: A Phase 2, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-145) in patients with recurrent, metastatic, or persistent cervical carcinoma Authors: Jazaeri, et al. Poster #: 220 Presentation date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

About Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of cancer immunotherapy products for the treatment of various cancers. The Company's lead product candidate is an adoptive cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology being investigated for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma, recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and recurrent and metastatic or persistent cervical cancer. For more information, please visit 

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