Clinical-stage gene therapy company Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX) this morning announced that non-affiliated, independent researchers have reported in a recent study that TUSC2, a tumor suppressor gene and the active agent in Genprex’s Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy, prevented tumor growth in triple-negative breast cancer (“TNBC”). Currently considered an incurable cancer, there are limited therapeutic options available for TNBC. “The results of the study evaluating TUSC2 for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer are encouraging,” Genprex Chairman and CEO Rodney Varner said in the news release. “We believe that the data reported in this Nature article by independent researchers supports our belief that TUSC2 may be effective to treat a variety of cancers, including some of the most deadly types of cancer.”
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About Genprex, Inc.
Genprex, Inc. is a clinical stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients, based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities. Oncoprex has a multimodal mechanism of action whereby it interrupts cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com.
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