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GenSpera's CEO Shares Insight on Unique Properties and Targeting of Lead Drug G-202, Based on the Thapsigargin Toxin
Date:8/5/2014

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Dr. Craig A. Dionne, PhD, President and CEO
Craig A. Dionne, PhD, is one of Genspera's founders and has served on the board since November 2003. He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including direct experience in identifying promising oncology treatments and bringing them through the clinic. He served for several years as VP Discovery Research at Cephalon, Inc. (now Teva Pharmaceuticals), a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for its oncology and neurobiology drug discovery and development programs. Dr. Dionne also served as Executive Vice President at the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to extensive executive experience, Dr. Dionne's productive scientific career has led to six issued patents and co-authorship of many scientific papers. Dr. Dionne received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.

About GenSpera (GNSZ):
GenSpera's technology platform combines a powerful, plant-derived cytotoxin (thapsigargin) with a pro-drug delivery system that provides for the targeted release of drug candidates within a tumor. Unlike typical chemotherapeutic agents, thapsigargin results in cell death irrespective of the rate of cell division, which may provide an effective approach to kill both fast- and slow-growing cancers. GenSpera's lead drug candidate, G-202, is activated by the enzyme PSMA, which is found at high levels in the vasculature of liver and glioblastoma cancers and in the vasculature of almost all other solid tumors. G-202 is therefore expected to have potential efficacy in a wide variety of tumor types.

G-202 Phase II clinical trials are underway in hepatocellular carcinoma, glioblastoma and prostate cancer patients.

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