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Neogenix Oncology to Present Data on the Detection of Colorectal and Pancreatic Cancer at ASCO’s 2010 Annual Meeting on Molecular Makers in Cancer

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Neogenix Oncology, Inc. announced today that it will present data from its new serum biomarker ELISA utilizing its NPC-1C antibody for patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Results from the study will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Makers in Cancer, to be held in Hollywood, Florida from October 18-20, 2010.

“We are very excited about the study results which hold promise for the early detection of these devastating diseases. These tests could provide a real hope for patients by enabling early intervention and substantially improved clinical outcome”

Neogenix has developed an ELISA serum biomarker using, NPC-1C, its novel, proprietary chimeric antibody that selectively targets pancreatic and colorectal cancer. The prospective study, being conducted at Conemaugh Cancer Center, in Johnstown, PA, provides for the evaluation of blood serum samples from patients confirmed with pancreatic or colon cancer. Preliminary results demonstrate the Neogenix biomarker assay’s ability to differentiate between blood serum of healthy donors and that of patients with colorectal or pancreatic cancer. In addition, the results of the NPC-1C biomarker test indicate superior sensitivity as compared to commercially available CEA and CA19-9 assays. A complete data set will be presented at the ASCO Meeting.

“We are very excited about the study results which hold promise for the early detection of these devastating diseases. These tests could provide a real hope for patients by enabling early intervention and substantially improved clinical outcome,” says Philip M. Arlen, M.D, President and CEO of Neogenix Oncology.

Poster Presentation Information:

Abstract Title: Diagnostic/prognostic utility of a new serum biomarker ELISA for colorectal and pancreatic cancers.

Poster Session Date/Time: October 19, 2010, 12:35-2:00pm and 6:00-7:00pm

Permanent Abstract ID: 102

Location: Poster Board A45

The full abstract can be accessed through the ASCO website and the Neogenix Oncology website, www.neogenix.com. The complete study presentation poster will also be available on the Neogenix website, following the presentation.

Source: Business Wire