PITTSBURGH, PA / May 15, 2014 / Agenus, Inc. (AGEN) today published a new blog post on The Chairman's Blog, written by 4-Antibody's President, Robert F. Burns PhD. TheChairmansBlog.com is an exclusive online media publication that enables key executive officers a unique platform to share insights about their company and industry trends.
In his guest blog, Dr. Robert F. Burns reflects on the advancements made within the immuno-oncology field in recent years. He specifically focuses on the potential of checkpoint modulators (CPMs) and combination therapies as treatments for cancer. Dr. Burns writes, "[CPMs] have shown unprecedented efficacy and, presently, they constitute the most promising tools for successfully combating cancer." Read the full blog post from Dr. Robert F. Burns on TheChairmansBlog.com (http://www.thechairmansblog.com/agenus/robert-burns/checkpoint-modulators-combination-therapies-cancer/)
Agenus is a biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of immuno-oncology candidates, including checkpoint modulators (CPMs), heat shock protein vaccines and adjuvants. The company's proprietary discovery engine Retrocyte Display® is designed to rapidly generate high quality therapeutic antibody drug candidates using a high-throughput approach incorporating full-length IgG format human antibody libraries expressed in mammalian B-lineage cells. A portfolio of checkpoint modulator programs is advancing in preclinical development. The company's heat shock protein vaccines for cancer and infectious disease are in Phase 2 studies. Agenus’ QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant platform is extensively partnered with GlaxoSmithKline and Janssen and includes several candidates in Phase 3 trials. Among Agenus and its partners, 23 programs are in clinical development. For more information, please visit www.agenusbio.com, or connect with the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
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