Adaptimmune Data to be Presented in an Oral Presentation and a Trial in Progress Poster at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) Annual Meeting

PHILADELPHIA and OXFORD, U.K., Nov. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq:ADAP), a leader in T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced that new data will be presented in an oral presentation and a trial in progress poster at the upcoming CTOS meeting that will be held November 8-11 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Hawaii.

Dr. Sandra P. D’Angelo of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be presenting an update on the company’s ongoing study of NY-ESO SPEAR T-cells in synovial Sarcoma. There will also be a trial in progress poster for the ongoing study of NY-ESO SPEAR T-cells in Myxoid/Round Cell Liposarcoma (MRCLS). Details are below:

Oral Presentation:

  • Title: Open Label Non-Randomized Multi-Cohort Pilot Study of Genetically Engineered NY-ESO-1 SPEAR T-Cells in HLA-A2+ Patients with Synovial Sarcoma (NCT01343043)
      –  Abstract ID: 2804696
      –  Session Title: Symposium 1: Medical, Pediatric and Young Adult Oncology
      –  Session Time: November 9, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
      –  Location: Haleakala 1

Trial in Progress Poster:

  • Title: A Pilot Study of NY-ESO-1 SPEAR T-Cells in Subjects with Advanced Myxoid/Round Cell Liposarcoma (NCT02992743)
      –  Abstract ID: 2804696
      –  Presentation time: The poster will be on display throughout the meeting.
      –  Poster Session: November 9, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      –  Location: Haleakala 2 & 3

About Adaptimmune
Adaptimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products. The Company’s unique SPEAR (Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor) T-cell platform enables the engineering of T-cells to target and destroy cancer, including solid tumors. Adaptimmune is currently conducting clinical trials with SPEAR T-cells targeting MAGE-A4, -A10, and AFP across several solid tumor indications. GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK) (NYSE:GSK) exercised its option to exclusively license the right to research, develop, and commercialize Adaptimmune’s NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell therapy program in September 2017. Transition of this program to GSK is ongoing. The Company is located in Philadelphia, USA and Oxfordshire, U.K. For more information, please visit

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