VBL Therapeutics to Host a Key Opinion Leader Event on Novel New Targets and Immunotherapeutic Approaches to Oncology

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VBL Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VBLT) announced today that it will be hosting a Key Opinion Leader breakfast on new targets and immunotherapeutic approaches to oncology, on April 6, 2017 in New York City.

The meeting will feature a presentation by key opinion leader Ramy Ibrahim, MD (Parker Institute), who will discuss the current treatment landscape and unmet medical need for new targets and therapeutic approaches in oncology. Dr. Ibrahim will be available to answer questions following the breakfast.

VBL Therapeutics' management team will provide an overview of the Company's programs in oncology, including new platform technology targeting MOSPD2 for immune/oncology applications, as well as the Company's research and clinical development of lead candidate VB-111 in patients with recurrent glioblastoma, ovarian, and thyroid cancers.

Ramy Ibrahim, MD, currently serves as Vice President, Clinical Development at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, a collaboration between the country’s leading immunologists and cancer centers. He is a trained medical oncologist, who conducted bench and clinical immunotherapy research at the cancer vaccine branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Ibrahim also helped develop some of the first breakthrough treatments in the field during his tenure at Bristol-Myers Squibb and MedImmune/AstraZeneca. At AstraZeneca, Dr. Ibrahim was the vice president of clinical development for Immuno-Oncology, leading the team developing multiple immunotherapies. Molecules developed under his leadership included durvalumab (anti-PDL1 antibody) and tremelimumab (anti-CTLA4 antibody) both with single drug and combination therapies with a focus on registrational studies in multiple indications including lung cancer, bladder cancer and head and neck cancer.  As a member of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Immuno-Oncology program, he served on the Yervoy (ipilimumab) clinical team supporting the program from early phase II through multiple global launches of the first FDA-approved immune checkpoint inhibitor. In addition, he played a key role in early development for nivolumab (PD-1), PDL1, and CD137 antibody.

This event is intended for institutional investors, sell-side analysts, investment bankers, and business development professionals only.  Please RSVP in advance if you plan to attend, as space is limited.  To reserve a spot, please reply to this email or contact LifeSci Advisors, LLC at Mac@LifeSciAdvisors.com. A live and archived webcast of the event, with slides, will be available at http://lifesci.rampard.com/20170406/reg.jsp and on the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://www.vblrx.com

About VBL
Vascular Biogenics Ltd., operating as VBL Therapeutics, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer. The Company’s lead oncology product candidate, ofranergene obadenovec (VB-111), is a first-in-class, targeted anti-cancer gene-therapy agent that is positioned to treat a wide range of solid tumors. It is conveniently administered as an IV infusion once every two months. It has been observed to be well-tolerated in >200 cancer patients and we have observed its efficacy signals in an “all comers” Phase 1 trial as well as in three tumor-specific Phase 2 studies. Ofranergene obadenovec is currently being studied in a Phase 3 pivotal trial for recurrent Glioblastoma, conducted under an FDA Special Protocol Assessment (SPA).

Forward Looking Statements
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Michael Rice
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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