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Iovance Biotherapeutics Announces Six Abstracts to be Presented at the Upcoming 2017 SITC Annual Meeting

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IOVA), a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced that six abstracts, including one late-breaking abstract highlighting its TIL therapy, will be presented at the upcoming Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 32nd Annual Meeting from November 8-12, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. 

The late-breaking abstract titles are listed on the conference website at https://www.sitcancer.org/2017/abstracts/titles/late-breaking.

The other SITC abstract titles are listed on the conference website under General Categories at https://www.sitcancer.org/2017/abstracts/titles. The details of the posters are as follows:

Cellular Therapy Approaches Late-Breaking Abstract

Title: Novel cryopreserved tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-144) administered to patients with metastatic melanoma demonstrates efficacy and tolerability in a multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial
Authors: Sarnaik, et al.
Poster #: 515
Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Cellular Therapy Approaches Abstracts

Title: A Cryopreserved TIL Product, LN-144, Generated with an Abbreviated Method Suitable for High Throughput Commercial Manufacturing Exhibits Favorable Quality Attributes for Adoptive Cell Transfer
Authors: Wardell, et al.
Poster #: 203
Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Title: Studies of Key Quality Attributes for TIL Product, LN-144
Authors: Ritthipichai, et al.
Poster #: 194
Presentation date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Immune Modulation, Cytokines, and Antibodies Abstract

Title: The T-cell Growth Factor Cocktail IL-2/IL-15/IL-21 Enhances Expansion and Effector Function of
Tumor-Infiltrating T cells in a Novel Process Developed by Iovance
Authors: Frank, et al. 
Poster #: 357
Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Clinical Trials (In Progress) Abstracts

Title: A Phase 2 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-145) in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
Authors: Leidner, et al.
Poster #: 221
Presentation date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Title: A Phase 2, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (LN-145) in patients with recurrent, metastatic, or persistent cervical carcinoma
Authors: Jazaeri, et al.
Poster #: 220
Presentation date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

About Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of cancer immunotherapy products for the treatment of various cancers. The Company's lead product candidate is an adoptive cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology being investigated for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma, recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and recurrent and metastatic or persistent cervical cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.iovance.com

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