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Stemline Therapeutics’ SL-401 Phase 2 BPDCN Data Selected for Oral Presentations at the Upcoming ASCO and EHA Meetings

NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:STML) announced today that its SL-401 Phase 2 clinical data in blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) was selected for oral presentations at both the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting being held in Chicago, IL and the 21st Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) being held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The full abstracts are now available on the respective conference websites.

Details on the ASCO presentation are as follows:
Title: Results from Phase 2 registration trial of SL-401 in patients with Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN): Lead-in completed, Expansion stage ongoing
Presenter: Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract No.: 7006
Session: Hematologic Malignancies - Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and Allotransplant
Date/Time: Saturday, June 4, 2016; 5:00 - 5:12PM CT
Location: Arie Crown Theater
Details on the EHA presentation are as follows:
Title: Results from ongoing Phase 2 registration study of SL-401 in patients with Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN)
Presenter: Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract No.: S812
Session: Treatment in Specific AML Subgroups
Date/Time: Sunday, June 12, 2016; 9:00 - 9:15 AM CET
Location: Hall C13

Ivan Bergstein, M.D., Stemline’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are honored that our trial results have been selected for oral presentation by both ASCO and the EHA. We believe this selection underscores the exciting clinical data we have witnessed with SL-401, and highlights the increased awareness of BPDCN, a devastating malignancy of high unmet medical need, across both the U.S. and Europe.”

Dr. Bergstein continued, “We remain very encouraged by SL-401’s continued strong performance to date. And we plan to provide updated enrollment, response rates and duration, as well as preliminary progression-free and overall survival data from the trial at the upcoming conferences.”

Dr. Bergstein concluded, “We look forward to continuing to advance SL-401 in an effort to provide patients this promising agent as rapidly as possible. Over the remainder of the year, we also plan to provide further clinical and regulatory updates from this study as well as our other clinical programs spanning multiple indications.”

About Stemline Therapeutics
Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel oncology therapeutics. Stemline is developing three clinical stage product candidates, SL-401, SL-701, and SL-801. A potentially pivotal Phase 2 trial with SL-401, a targeted therapy directed to the interleukin-3 receptor (IL-3R; CD123) present on a wide range of hematologic cancers, is currently enrolling patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN). Data from the initial stage of this ongoing trial demonstrated high overall response rates, with multiple complete responses (CRs). Patients in remission are being followed for response duration and outcomes, and new patients continue to enroll into the study. In addition, ongoing Phase 1/2 trials with SL-401 are currently enrolling patients with additional malignancies including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in remission with high risk for relapse and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) of unmet medical need. A Phase 2 trial with SL-701, an immunotherapy designed to activate the immune system to attack tumors, is currently enrolling adult patients with second-line glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). SL-801, a novel oral small molecule reversible inhibitor of XPO1, is currently enrolling patients in a Phase 1 clinical trial in advanced solid tumors. For more information about Stemline Therapeutics, visit www.stemline.com.

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