Actinium Pharmaceuticals to Attend the BMT Tandem Meetings, the Combined Annual Meetings of Two Leading Transplant Organizations
NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ATNM) (“Actinium” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted therapies for cancers lacking effective treatment options, announced today that representatives from the Company’s executive and clinical development teams will be attending the BMT Tandem Meetings, which is the combined annual meetings of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) and the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). The conference is being held on February 22 – 26, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Mark Berger, Chief Medical Officer of Actinium said, “The BMT Tandem Meetings draws members of the transplant community together on a global scale that is not matched by any other conference. Given Actinium’s focus and commitment to developing better preparative regimens for patients seeking a bone marrow transplant, we cannot be more excited for this meeting and the interactions with leaders in the BMT field that it will afford us.”
The BMT Tandem Meetings include an exciting scientific program that addresses state-of-the-art issues in bone marrow transplant. Meeting attendees include investigators, clinicians, laboratory technicians, clinical research professionals, nurses, pharmacists, administrators and allied health professionals seeking to benefit from its hematopoietic cell transplantation focused program.
Sandesh Seth, Actinium’s Executive Chairman said, “Actinium’s ability to potentially transform bone marrow transplant conditioning with our Iomab-B drug candidate makes the BMT Tandem Meetings especially important to us. We look forward to meeting with attendees that are familiar with Iomab-B to further explore its potential in this field and introducing Iomab-B to those that are not yet.”
About BMT Tandem Meetings
Annually, the BMT Tandem Meetings are the largest gathering in North America of worldwide experts in blood and marrow transplant patient care, clinical investigation and laboratory research. Over 3,000 transplant physicians in over 500 transplant centers from >50 countries participate in the CIBMTR. The ASBMT has a membership of over 2,300 clinicians and researchers. By combining our meetings, we expect over 3,200 participants at next year’s meetings representing more than 50 countries, with approximately 20% coming from outside the United States.
About Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted therapies for patients with cancers lacking effective treatment options. Actinium’s proprietary platform utilizes monoclonal antibodies to deliver radioisotopes directly to cells of interest in order to kill those cells safely and effectively. The Company’s lead product candidate Iomab-B is designed to be used, upon approval, in preparing patients for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, commonly referred to as bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow transplant is often the only potential cure for patients with blood-borne cancers but the current standard preparation for a transplant requires chemotherapy and/or total body irradiation that result in significant toxicities. Actinium believes Iomab-B will enable a faster and less toxic preparation of patients seeking a bone marrow transplant, leading to increased transplant success and survival rates. The Company is currently conducting a single pivotal 150-patient, multicenter Phase 3 clinical study of Iomab-B in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) age 55 and older. The Company’s second product candidate, Actimab-A, is currently in a multicenter open-label, 53-patient Phase 2 trial for patients newly diagnosed with AML age 60 and over. Actimab-A is being developed to induce remissions in elderly patients with AML who lack effective treatment options and often cannot tolerate the toxicities of standard frontline therapies. In addition, Actinium is developing Actimab-M, which is being studied in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Actinium is also utilizing its alpha-particle immunotherapy (APIT) technology platform to generate new drug candidates based on antibodies linked to the element Actinium-225 that are directed at various cancers that are blood-borne or form solid tumors. Actinium Pharmaceuticals is based in New York, NY. To learn more about Actinium Pharmaceuticals, please visit www.actiniumpharma.com and to follow @ActiniumPharma on Twitter please visit, www.twitter.com/actiniumpharma.
Forward-Looking Statements for Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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