InvestorNewsBreaks – Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) Schedules, Hosts Virtual Key Opinion Leader Event
Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes, is hosting an upcoming virtual key opinion leader (“KOL”); the event will focus on the current state of lung cancer treatments and the challenges facing patients. Titled “Bringing Gene Therapy to the Fight Against Lung Cancer,” the event is slated for Oct. 27, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. ET. During the event, Alexander I. Spira, MD, PhD, FACP, and director of the Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) Research Institute and the phase I trial program at Johns Hopkins Hospital will join Daniel Morgensztern, MD, a professor of medicine and the director of thoracic oncology at Washington University School of Medicine; both doctors are medical oncologists.
The discussion will be facilitated by Genprex chief medical officer Mark S. Berger, MD. According to the announcement, the event, which will include a Q&A session with audience members, will spotlight Genprex’s lead product candidate REQORSA(R) (quaratusugene ozeplasmid) as a potential treatment for both non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) and small cell lung cancer (“SCLC”). Following the event, a replay of the event will be available on the Genprex website.
To view the webinar, visit https://ibn.fm/7jjiY
To view the full press release, visit https://ibn.fm/zfY56
About Genprex Inc.
Genprex is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes. Genprex’s technologies are designed to administer disease-fighting genes to provide new therapies for large patient populations with cancer and diabetes that currently have limited treatment options. Genprex works with world-class institutions and collaborators to develop drug candidates to further its pipeline of gene therapies in order to provide novel treatment approaches. Genprex’s oncology program utilizes its proprietary, nonviral ONCOPREX(R) Nanoparticle Delivery System, which encapsulates the gene-expressing plasmids using lipid nanoparticles. The resultant product is administered intravenously, where it is taken up by tumor cells that then express tumor suppressor proteins that are deficient in the tumor. The company’s lead product candidate, REQORSA (quaratusugene ozeplasmid), is being evaluated in three clinical trials as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) and small cell lung cancer (“SCLC”). Each of Genprex’s three lung cancer clinical programs has received a fast-track designation from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of that patient population, and Genprex’s SCLC program has received an FDA Orphan Drug Designation. Genprex’s diabetes gene therapy approach is comprised of a novel infusion process that uses an adeno-associated virus (“AAV”) vector to deliver Pdx1 (“Pdx1”) and MafA (“MafA”) genes to the pancreas. In models of type 1 diabetes, GPX-002 transforms alpha cells in the pancreas into functional beta-like cells, which can produce insulin but may be distinct enough from beta cells to evade the body’s immune system. In a similar approach, GPX-003 for type 2 diabetes, where autoimmunity is not at play, is believed to rejuvenate and replenish exhausted beta cells. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com.
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