NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ATNM) ("Actinium" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical Company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, announced today that data from the Company’s Actimab-A program, Actinium's most advanced alpha particle immunotherapy program intended for newly diagnosed AML patients over the age of 60, has been selected by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Program Committee for poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on December 5, 2016.
Title: Phase I Trial of Targeted Alpha-Particle Therapy with Actinium-225 (225Ac)-Lintuzumab and Low-Dose Cytarabine (LDAC) in Patients Age 60 or Older with Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Session: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster III
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Hall GH
Presentation: December 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Abstracts are expected to be available at www.hematology.org on November 3, 2016 at 9:00 am Eastern time. In addition, the abstracts will be published online in the December 3, 2015 supplemental volume of Blood.
Actimab-A, Actinium's most advanced alpha particle immunotherapy (APIT) program, is in a Phase 2 clinical trial for patients newly diagnosed with AML over the age of 60. Actimab-A is being developed as a first-line therapy and it has attracted support from some of the leading experts at the most prestigious cancer treatment hospitals due to the potential of its safety and efficacy profile. Actimab-A consists of the monoclonal antibody, HuM195, and the radioisotope, actinium-225. Actinium-225 decays by giving off high-energy alpha particles, which kill cancer cells. When actinium decays, it produces a series of daughter atoms, each of which gives off its own alpha particle, increasing the chances that the cancer cell will be destroyed. HuM195 is the humanized version of M195 and is a monoclonal antibody that targets CD33, which is abundantly found on myeloid leukemia cells. Both the alpha particle technology and HuM195 were initially developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Actimab-A is a second-generation therapy from the Company’s HuM195-Alpha program, which has now been studied in almost 90 patients in four clinical trials.
About Actinium Pharmaceuticals
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.actiniumpharma.com) is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers. Actinium's targeted radioimmunotherapy products are based on its proprietary delivery platform for the therapeutic utilization of alpha-emitting Actinium-225 and Bismuth-213 and certain beta emitting radiopharmaceuticals in conjunction with monoclonal antibodies. The Company's lead radiopharmaceutical product candidate Iomab-B is designed to be used, upon approval, in preparing patients for hematopoietic stem cell transplant, commonly referred to as bone marrow transplant. The Company is conducting a single, pivotal, multicenter Phase 3 clinical study of Iomab-B in refractory or relapsed AML patients over the age of 55 with a primary endpoint of durable complete remission. The Company's second product candidate, Actimab-A, is in a 53 patient, multicenter, open-label Phase 2 trial for patients newly diagnosed with AML over the age of 60 in a single-arm multicenter trial.
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