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Stemline Therapeutics Announces Presentations at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:STML) today announced that SL-401 clinical results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), and preclinical results in multiple myeloma (MM), have been selected for presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on May 31-June 4 in Chicago, IL.

SL-401 is a novel targeted therapy directed to the interleukin-3 receptor (IL-3R) present on tumor bulk and cancer stem cells (CSCs) of multiple hematologic cancer indications. SL-401 has demonstrated clinical activity in several indications, including AML, BPDCN, and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

Details on the presentations are as follows:

Title: Activity and tolerability of SL-401, a targeted therapy directed to the interleukin-3 receptor on cancer stem cells and tumor bulk, as a single agent in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies
Abstract #: 7029
Presenter: Eric Rowinsky
Category: Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Transplantation
Date and Time: Saturday, June 1, 8:00AM-Noon CT
Location: S405

Title: Effect of a novel agent, SL-401, targeting interleukin-3 (IL-3)-receptor on plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC)-induced myeloma cell growth and drug resistance
Abstract #: 8582
Presenter: Dharminder Chauhan
Category: Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders
Date and Time: Sunday, June 2, 8:00AM-11:45AM CT
Location: S Hall A2

Title: Clinical and preclinical activity of SL-401, a targeted therapy directed to the interleukin-3 receptor on cancer stem cells and tumor bulk of hematologic malignancies, against blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN)
Abstract #: TPS3105
Presenter: Eric Rowinsky
Category: Developmental Therapeutics - Immunotherapy
Date and Time: Monday June 3, 8:00AM-11:45AM CT
Location: S Hall A2

A copy of the above referenced abstracts can be viewed online through the ASCO website at www.asco.org.

About Stemline:

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel oncology therapeutics that target both cancer stem cells (CSCs) as well as the tumor bulk. Stemline's clinical candidates, SL-401 and SL-701, have demonstrated clinical activity, including durable complete responses (CRs), in Phase 1/2 studies of patients with advanced hematological and brain cancer, respectively. For more information about Stemline Therapeutics, visit www.stemline.com.

Forward-looking Statements:

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CONTACT: Stemline Contact: Mark Jacobson Director, Corporate Development Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. 750 Lexington Avenue Sixth Floor New York, NY 10022 Tel: 646-502-2307 Email: mjacobson@stemline.comSource:Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.