Advaxis to Present at 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

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PRINCETON, N.J., April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADXS), a biotechnology company developing the next generation of cancer immunotherapies, today announced that two abstracts related to ADXS-HPV (ADXS11-001), the Company's lead immunotherapy product candidate, have been selected for poster presentation at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 30 – June 3, 2014, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

The two abstracts, which have been selected for inclusion in the General Poster Session: Gynecologic Cancer, in S Hall A2, on Saturday, May 31, 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM (CDT), include:

  • ADXS11-001 immunotherapy targeting HPV-E7: Final results from a phase 2 study in Indian women with recurrent cervical cancer; Author: Partha Basu, MD, DNB; Abstract #5610; Poster Board #392
  • A phase 2 study of live-attenuated listeria monocytogenes cancer immunotherapy (ADXS11-001) in the treatment of persistent or recurrent cancer of the cervix (GOG-0265); Author: Warner King Huh, MD; Abstract #TPS5617; Poster Board #396A

Robert Petit, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Advaxis, commented, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to present the final results from our Phase 2 clinical study of ADXS-HPV in recurrent cervical cancer, as well as information related to the study design of the Phase 2 study being conducted by our colleagues at the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG). We are confident that our ADXS-HPV immunotherapy will continue to demonstrate that it has the potential to be an effective and well-tolerated treatment for cervical cancer."

About Advaxis, Inc.

Advaxis is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing the next generation of cancer immunotherapies. Advaxis' immunotherapies are based on a novel platform technology using live, attenuated bacteria to stimulate the immune system to selectively target cancer cells while reducing tumor defenses.

ADXS-HPV, Advaxis' lead immunotherapy for the treatment of HPV-associated cancers, has demonstrated improved survival and objective tumor responses in a Phase 2 trial in 110 patients with recurrent cervical cancer. Advaxis is now planning the registrational program for ADXS-HPV. ADXS-HPV is also being evaluated in other HPV-associated cancers including a Phase 2 in advanced cervical cancer, a Phase 1/2 in head and neck cancer, and a Phase 1/2 in anal cancer. ADXS-HPV has orphan drug status for both anal and head and neck cancers. As part of its global commercialization strategy to enter into regional licensing deals with other market dominant biopharmaceutical companies in territories where there is a high prevalence of HPV-associated cancers, Advaxis has granted exclusive licenses for the development and commercialization of ADXS-HPV in Asia and India.

ADXS-cHER2 is an immunotherapy for the treatment of HER2 overexpressing cancers (such as breast, gastric, esophageal, and other cancers in humans and for osteosarcoma in canines). Advaxis' lead animal-health immunotherapy, ADXS-cHER2, has demonstrated encouraging survival data in a Phase 1 trial in canine osteosarcoma. These data provide the rationale to advance this same immunotherapy into a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with HER2-overexpressing cancers.

Advaxis has created more than 15 distinct immunotherapies based on its platform, either directly or through strategic collaborations with recognized cancer centers of excellence such as: the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and others.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: statements regarding Advaxis' ability to develop the next generation of cancer immunotherapies; the safety and efficacy of Advaxis' proprietary immunotherapy, ADXS-HPV; whether Advaxis immunotherapies can redirect the powerful immune response all human beings have to the bacterium to cancers. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, including the risk factors set forth from time to time in Advaxis' SEC filings, including but not limited to its report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2013, which is available at http://www.sec.gov. Advaxis undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect the events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Advaxis Contact: Lisa Caperelli Senior Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Advaxis, Inc. caperelli@advaxis.com 215.206.1822 Media Contact: Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc. Amy S. Wheeler awheeler@tiberend.com 646.362.5750

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