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BriaCell to Present September 19th at 2nd Annual Next Gen Immuno-Oncology Congress in Philadelphia

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. ("BriaCell" or the "Company") (BCT.V) (BCTXF), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer, today announces that the Company will be presenting at the 2nd Annual Next Gen Immuno-Oncology Congress, taking place September 19-20, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn, Philadelphia Center City.

Dr. Williams, BriaCell’s President & CEO, will present the latest clinical findings of the Phase I/IIa clinical trial of Bria-IMT™, BriaCell’s lead candidate, in a Combination Study with pembrolizumab [KEYTRUDA®; manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)]. The Combination Study is listed in ClinicalTrials.gov as NCT03328026.

BriaCell had hypothesized that combining Bria-IMT™, which “puts the foot on the gas” of the immune system, with immune “checkpoint inhibitors”, such as KEYTRUDA®, which act by “awakening” a component of the immune system, would lead to more powerful anti-cancer activity compared to that of Bria-IMT™ alone in advanced breast cancer patients.  Initial efficacy data for the first six patients of the Combination Study, announced on April 3, 2019, supports BriaCell’s hypothesis.

Event: 2nd Annual Next Gen Immuno-Oncology Congress
     
Date:   Thursday, September 19, 2019
     
Time:   9:35 am (Eastern Time)
     
Location:   Hilton Garden Inn, Philadelphia Center City

Following the presentation, a copy of the presentation document will be posted on https://briacell.com/investor-relations/presentations/

About BriaCell

BriaCell is an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company developing targeted and safe approaches for the management of cancer.

BriaCell is currently conducting a Phase I/IIa clinical trial of Bria-IMT™, BriaCell’s lead candidate, in a Combination Study with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab [KEYTRUDA®; manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)]. The Combination Study is listed in ClinicalTrials.gov as NCT03328026.

BriaCell and Incyte Corporation (INCY) have formed a non-exclusive clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the effects of combinations of novel clinical candidates. Under the agreement, Incyte and BriaCell will be evaluating novel combinations of compounds from Incyte’s development portfolio with Bria-IMT™ in advanced breast cancer patients.

BriaCell is developing Bria-OTS™, an off-the-shelf personalized immunotherapy, for advanced breast cancer. Bria-OTS™ immunotherapy treatments are personalized to match the patient without the need for personalized manufacturing. Bria-OTS™, which is expected to cover over 99 percent of the patient population, is designed to produce a potent and selective immune response against the cancer of each patient while eliminating the time, expense and complex manufacturing logistics associated with other personalized immunotherapies.

For additional information on BriaCell, please visit: https://briacell.com/.

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Contact Information

For further information, please contact:
BriaCell Therapeutics Corp.:
Farrah Dean
Manager, Corporate Development
Email: farrah@BriaCell.com
Phone: 1-888-485-6340