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Cellectar Biosciences to Present at the Ladenburg Thalmann 2015 Healthcare Conference

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLRB), an oncology-focused biotechnology company, announces today its CEO, Jim Caruso, will be presenting at the Ladenburg Thalmann 2015 Healthcare Conference in New York City on September 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM ET.

"The Ladenburg Thalmann conference attracts a wide array of emerging companies and investors alike, providing an excellent opportunity for us to communicate our value proposition," said Mr. Caruso. "We look forward to presenting the company and our PDC delivery platform, which possesses the ability to link diverse oncologic payloads for targeted delivery to a broad range of cancer and cancer stem cell targets."

Cellectar will be presenting on September 29 at 4:00 PM ET at the Sofitel in New York City. Following the presentation, a link to the latest presentation deck will be posted on the company's website.

About Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.

Cellectar Biosciences is developing phospholipid ether-drug conjugates (PDCs) designed to provide cancer targeting delivery of diverse oncologic payloads to a broad range of cancers and cancer stem cells. Cellectar's PDC platform is based on the company's proprietary phospholipid ether analogs. These novel small-molecules have demonstrated highly selective uptake and retention in a broad range of cancers and cancer stem cells. Cellectar's PDC pipeline includes product candidates for cancer therapy and cancer diagnostic imaging. The company's lead therapeutic PDC, CLR 131, utilizes iodine-131, a cytotoxic radioisotope, as its payload. CLR 131 is currently being evaluated under an orphan drug designated Phase I study in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The company is also developing PDCs for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics such as paclitaxel (CLR-1601-PTX) and gemcitabine (CLR 1605-GEM), both preclinical stage product candidates, and plans to expand its PDC chemotherapeutic pipeline through both in-house and collaborative R&D efforts. For additional information please visit www.cellectar.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements. You can identify these statements by our use of words such as "may," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "estimate," "continue," "plans," or their negatives or cognates. These statements are only estimates and predictions and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future experience and results to differ materially from the statements made. These statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations as to such future outcomes. Drug discovery and development involve a high degree of risk. Factors that might cause such a material difference include, among others, uncertainties related to the ability to raise additional capital, uncertainties related to the ability to attract and retain partners for our technologies, the identification of lead compounds, the successful preclinical development thereof, the completion of clinical trials, the FDA review process and other government regulation, our pharmaceutical collaborators' ability to successfully develop and commercialize drug candidates, competition from other pharmaceutical companies, product pricing and third-party reimbursement. A complete description of risks and uncertainties related to our business is contained in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including our Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2014. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

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