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Phio Pharmaceuticals Announces Acceptance of Six Abstracts at The 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)

Sep 12, 2022

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: PHIO), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing the next generation of therapeutics based on its proprietary self-delivering RNAi (INTASYL™) therapeutic platform, today announced that six abstracts have been accepted for poster presentations at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), which will be held in Boston, MA from November 10 – 12, 2022.

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"We are pleased to announce the acceptance of six posters for presentation at the annual SITC meeting. These posters will highlight in vitro as well as, in vivo tumor efficacy, and clinical work with our INTASYL compounds targeting PD-1, CTLA-4, CTGF, TIGIT, and BRD4, as well as the manufacturing, in collaboration with our partner AgonOx, Inc., of clinical scale batches of TIL with and without PH-762, our PD-1 gene silencing INTASYL™ compound," said Dr Simon Fricker, Vice President of Research and Development at Phio Pharmaceuticals. "We have worked intensely over the past year to advance our programs evaluating the potential of INTASYL treatment in immuno-oncology and adoptive cell therapy in vitro and in well-established animal models. The team is excited to share the results of these programs during these upcoming posters at SITC."

Details on the Company's poster presentations and related presentation schedules will be forthcoming.

About Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: PHIO) is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing the next generation of immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its self-delivering RNAi (INTASYL™) therapeutic platform. The Company's efforts are focused on silencing tumor-induced suppression of the immune system through its proprietary INTASYL platform with utility in immune cells and the tumor microenvironment. Our goal is to develop powerful INTASYL therapeutic compounds that can weaponize immune effector cells to overcome tumor immune escape, thereby providing patients a powerful new treatment option that goes beyond current treatment modalities. PH-762, our lead clinical compound targeting PD-1, is being developed as a standalone drug therapy with local intratumoral administration to a tumor as well as a critical component of cellular immunotherapy, more specifically to improve tumor cell killing capability of adoptively transferred tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy. For additional information, visit the Company's website, www.phiopharma.com.

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