Iovance Biotherapeutics to Present New Data from Ongoing Studies of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte (TIL) Therapy at 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IOVA), a late-stage biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced that new interim data from Cohort 2 of the innovaTIL-01 (C-144-01) study and data from the ongoing innovaTIL-04 (C-145-04) study will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting taking place from May 31 to June 4, 2019, in Chicago. Details of the presentations are as follows:
Title: Safety and efficacy of cryopreserved autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocyte therapy (LN-144, lifileucel) in advanced metastatic melanoma patients who progressed on multiple prior therapies including anti-PD-1
Authors: Amod Sarnaik et al.
Session: Developmental Immunotherapy and Tumor Immunobiology
Session Type: Poster Discussion Session
Abstract Number: 2518
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center
Date/Time: Poster display Saturday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT; poster discussion 1:15 p.m. a?? 2:45 p.m. EDTTitle: Safety and efficacy of adoptive cell transfer using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-145) for treatment of recurrent, metastatic, or persistent cervical carcinoma
Authors: Amir Jazaeri et al.
Session: Developmental Immunotherapy and Tumor Immunobiology
Session Type: Poster Session
Abstract Number: 2538
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center
Date/Time: Saturday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDTAboutAIovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Iovance Biotherapeutics intends to commercialize lifileucel, an autologous cell therapy product using TIL technology that amplifies the bodya??s own immune response to eradicate solid tumors or attack blood cancers. The company is currently conducting the pivotal study innovaTIL-01 in patients with metastatic melanoma. In addition, the companya??s TIL therapies are being investigated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic cancers including cervical, head and neck, and non-small cell lung cancer. For more information, please visit StatementsCertain matters discussed in this press release are a??forward-looking statementsa?? of Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the a??Company,a?? a??we,a?? a??us,a?? or a??oura??). We may, in some cases, use terms such as a??predicts,a?? a??believes,a?? a??potential,a?? a??continue,a?? a??estimates,a?? a??anticipates,a?? a??expects,a?? a??plans,a?? a??intends,a?? a??may,a?? a??could,a?? a??might,a?? a??will,a?? a??shoulda?? or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to the success, timing, projected enrollment, manufacturing capabilities, and cost of our ongoing clinical trials and anticipated clinical trials for our current product candidates (including both Company-sponsored and collaborator-sponsored trials in both the U.S. and Europe), such as statements regarding the timing of initiation and completion of these trials; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (a??FDAa??) or other regulatory authority approval of, or other action with respect to, our product candidates; the strength of Companya??s product pipeline; the successful implementation of the Companya??s research and development programs and collaborations; the success of the Companya??s manufacturing, license or development agreements; the acceptance by the market of the Companya??s product candidates, if approved; and other factors, including general economic conditions and regulatory developments, not within the Companya??s control. The factors discussed herein could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Companya??s business, including, without limitation; the preliminary clinical results, including efficacy and safety results, from ongoing Phase 2 studies may not be reflected in the final analyses of these trials, including new cohorts within these trials, and may not be supportive of product approval; the FDA or other regulatory authorities may potentially delay the timing of their approval of, or other action with respect to, the Companya??s product candidates; the Companya??s ability to address FDA or other regulatory authority requirements relating to its clinical programs and registrational plans, such requirements including, but not limited to, clinical and safety requirements as well as manufacturing and control requirements; risks related to the Companya??s accelerated FDA review designations; and the ability of the Company to manufacture its therapies using third party manufacturers.A A further list and description of the Companya??s risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in the Companya??s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of these filings are available online at or The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.Investor Relations Contacts:A
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