Generex Announces ASCO Presentations of AE37 Vaccine Data

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WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, June 5, 2013

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today announced two presentations showing the strengths of AE37 as a viable and promising treatment option for patients who have had breast cancer.  The compound is being developed by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com).  The two presentations were made at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held in Chicago from May 31 to June 4.

The two presentations focused on the safety and long-term immunity that can be achieved with AE37 treatment.  The first presentation, “Risk factors for development of delayed urticarial reactions in the phase II trial of HER2 peptide vaccines plus GM-CSF versus GM-CSF alone in high-risk breast cancer patients to prevent recurrence”, by Alfred Trappey et al, reports on cumulative safety data from the ongoing Phase II efficacy study.  The maximum toxicities observed (allergic reactions) occur very infrequently, are easily managed, and have no long-term consequences.  In addition, they were observed both in the control arm of the study as well as in the peptide arm, indicating that they were associated with the GM-CSF adjuvant rather than the peptide.  The demonstrated safety of AE37 in this larger Phase II patient population confirms prior observations from earlier previous Phase I studies.

“I am very pleased with the progress Antigen Express has made over the years, particularly with the AE37 vaccine program,”…Read more

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