LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTC/BB: GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cancer therapies, today announced Laszlo Radvanyi, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has joined its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. MD Anderson is one of the world's premier cancer centers, conducting advanced research and education programs and providing patient care.
"Dr. Radvanyi's research using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) for the treatment of Stage IV metastatic melanoma, including ongoing Phase I and Phase II clinical trials, complements the development of our product candidate Contego™ for the treatment of Stage IV metastatic melanoma," stated Anthony J. Cataldo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Biopharma. "Dr. Radvanyi's knowledge and expertise in growing TILs ex vivo will be helpful as we scale-up the manufacture of Contego in anticipation of the commencement of clinical trials for Contego."
Dr. Radvanyi received his Ph.D. in clinical biochemistry from the University of Toronto. His main research area is tumor immunology studying immune regulation in cancer and identifying new antigens as targets for anti-cancer T-cell therapy. After completing postdoctoral work in Toronto and at Harvard University in Boston at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. Radvanyi joined the Immunology Group at Sanofi-Pasteur in Toronto in 2000 as a Senior Scientist where he helped lead an antigen discovery program that led to the discovery of a group of over-expressed breast cancer-specific genes that are candidates for antigen-specific vaccines against breast cancer. In 2005, Dr. Radvanyi joined the faculty of the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center as an Associate Professor. He has a dual appointment in the Departments of Breast Medical Oncolog
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