BERKELEY, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 22, 2020 — BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (“BriaCell” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:BCT) (OTCQB:BCTXD), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapies for advanced breast cancer, announced today that it will present at the “Frontiers in Academic Pathology” symposium, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue in New York. The symposium focus will include molecular biomarkers, experimental diagnostics and liquid biopsies, all of which factor heavily in the development of BriaCell’s companion diagnostics under development, including BriaCell’s HLA-matching hypothesis and recently-announced Grade I/II biomarkers.
Dr. Bill Williams, BriaCell’s President & CEO, will be presenting BriaCell’s unique and effective immunotherapy approach at the conference, focusing on the biomarkers noted to date in determining clinical benefit in advanced stage breast cancer.
Following the presentation, a copy will be posted on https://briacell.com/investor-relations/presentations/.
“We are grateful to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for their validation in inviting us to share our targeted immunotherapy approach with oncologists and scientists,” stated Dr. Bill Williams. “As we are advancing the development of our novel personalized, off-the-shelf immunotherapy, we are learning more about the clinical application of molecular and pathologic biomarkers to guide us in the treatment of advanced breast cancer patients. This approach will allow us to target therapies to patients most likely to clinically benefit from the treatment.”
“As we develop of our novel personalized immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer patients, we are discovering that our technology and biomarkers may be applicable to a number of tumor types. The key is patient selection based on the molecular, cellular and pathologic characteristics of the cancer. We will share these insights with the attendees of this ground-breaking meeting,” Dr. Williams added.
About Frontiers in Academic Pathology: Transplant and Therapeutic Pathology
The Council for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accredited course, hosted by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is intended for Pathologists, Oncologists, Transplant Surgeons, Translational and Basic Researches, both in practice and in training, as well as researchers with an interest in Prostate Carcinogenesis and Progression.
The course will address critical areas in transplantation and cell-based therapeutics. At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the use and limitations of diagnostic modalities and biomarkers in the management of patients undergoing cell-based and organ transplantation. 2) Describe recent and developing approaches toward HLA typing. 3) Describe novel clinical applications of cell-based diagnostics and treatments. 4) Describe developing legislation, regulatory and ethical guidelines for the use of human cells or tissue in implantation, transplantation, or transfer into a human recipient.