Cellular Biomedicine Group to Present CAR-T Phase I Clinical Trial Data for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer and Other Solid Tumors at 5th World Congress on Cancer Therapy

SHANGHAI, China and PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CBMG) ("CBMG" or the "Company"), a biomedicine firm engaged in the development of effective stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases and immunotherapies for cancer, today announced that it would give an oral presentation to discuss Phase I clinical trial data for EGFR (HER-1)-targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T-Cells (CAR-T) Immunotherapy for patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and other solid tumors at the 5th World Congress on Cancer Therapy on September 28, 2015.

Conference: 5th World Congress on Cancer Therapy, September 28-30, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Title: EGFR (HER-1)-targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T-Cells Immunotherapy for Patients with Advanced or Relapsed/Refractory Solid Tumors
Oral Presentation: Scientific Program, September 28, 2015 18:05-18:25
Location: Hilton Atlanta Airport
Presenter: Wei Dong Han, MD, PhD, Chinese PLA General Hospital

The presentation expands on the data that will be presented at the European Cancer Congress poster presentation in Vienna on September 26, and will detail PLAGH/CBMG's Phase I clinical trial data using Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T-Cells (CAR-T) targeting EGFR (HER-1) for the treatment of patients with EGFR (HER-1) expressing advanced relapsed/refractory Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) as well as other EGFR (HER-1) expressing solid tumors. The CAR-T trial was designed and conducted by Chinese PLA General Hospital ("PLAGH", Beijing, also known as "301 Hospital"), led by Principal Investigator Wei Dong Han, MD, PhD, head of PLAGH's cancer immunotherapy department. Dr. Han and his research team have authored several CAR-T publications, including "Tolerance and Efficacy of Autologous or Donor-derived T-Cells Expressing CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptors in Adult B-ALL with Extramedullary Leukemia" and "Effective Response and Delayed Toxicities of Refractory Advanced Diffused Large B-cell Lymphoma Treated by CD20-directed Chimeric Antigen Receptor-modified T-cells". (OncoImmunology (Impact Factor: 6.28). 03/2015; DOI: 10.1080/2162402X.2015.1027469 and Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec;155(2):160-75. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2014.10.002) The Company previously announced positive clinical data from its Phase I clinical trials using CAR-T constructs against CD19, CD20 and CD30 for late-stage blood cancers.

Company management will attend the conference and be available for discussions. Full detail of the presented data will be available on the Company website following the presentation.

About Cellular Biomedicine Group

Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative and cancerous diseases. Our developmental stem cell and Immuno-Oncology projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our flagship GMP facility in China, consisting of six independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com

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CONTACT: Sarah Kelly Director of Corporate Communications, CBMG +1 650 566-5064 sarah.kelly@cellbiomedgroup.com Vivian Chen Managing Director Investor Relations, Grayling +1 347 481-3711 vivian.chen@grayling.com

Source:Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc.