NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American:ATNM) ("Actinium" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted therapies for cancers lacking effective treatment options announced today that the Company will participate in the Oppenheimer Boston Oncology Insight Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on August 16-17, 2017. The two day event will feature 10-12 oncology focused companies and will consist of 1-on-1 meetings with institutional investors followed by a series of discussions with primary investigators at Dana-Farber in Boston, MA about translational cancer research in hematology-oncology and solid tumors, followed by a tour. The main speaker will be William C. Hahn, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Research Strategy Officer Chief, Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Members of Actinium’s executive team will participate in the event. To learn more about the event please visit the following link: https://www.opco.com/conferences/boston17/index.aspx.
About Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted therapies for patients with cancers lacking effective treatment options. Actinium's proprietary platform utilizes monoclonal antibodies to deliver radioisotopes directly to cells of interest in order to kill those cells safely and effectively. The Company's lead product candidate Iomab-B is designed to be used, upon approval, in preparing patients for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, commonly referred to as bone marrow transplant (“BMT”). BMT is often the only potential cure for patients with blood-borne cancers but current standard preparation for a transplant requires chemotherapy and/or total body irradiation that result in significant toxicities. Iomab-B aims to enable a faster and less toxic preparation of patients seeking BMT, potentially leading to increased transplant success and survival rates. The Company is currently conducting a single pivotal 150-patient, multicenter Phase 3 clinical study of Iomab-B in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) age 55 and older. The Company's second product candidate, Actimab-A, is currently in a multicenter open-label, 53-patient Phase 2 trial for patients newly diagnosed with AML age 60 and over. Actimab-A is being developed to induce remissions in elderly patients with AML who lack effective treatment options and often cannot tolerate the toxicities of standard frontline therapies. In addition, Actinium is developing Actimab-M, which is being studied in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Actinium is also utilizing its alpha-particle technology platform to generate new drug candidates based on antibodies linked to the element Actinium-225 that are directed at various cancers that are blood-borne or form solid tumors. More information available at www.actiniumpharma.com and Twitter feed @ActiniumPharma, www.twitter.com/actiniumpharma.
Forward-Looking Statements for Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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