LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTC/BB: GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cancer immunotherapies, announces the posting of the following Letter to Shareholders to the Investors section of the Company's website at www.genesis-biopharma.com. In addition, on May 15, 2012, the Company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its Quarterly Report for the three months ended March 31, 2012 on Form 10-Q. The Form 10-Q includes unaudited interim consolidated financial statements containing the information highlighted below, as well as additional information regarding the Company. The Form 10-Q is available at www.sec.gov or www.genesis-biopharma.com.
The past months have been a productive and exciting time for Genesis Biopharma as we worked diligently to advance the clinical development of our targeted cancer immunotherapy, a ready-to-infuse autologous cell therapy ("ACT") utilizing tumor infiltrating lymphocytes ("TILs") for the treatment of patients with Stage IV metastatic melanoma. ACT is based on a physician-sponsored investigational therapy currently available at the National Cancer Institute ("NCI"), MD Anderson Cancer Center and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute for this same indication.
During the fourth quarter of 2011, we were pleased to announce our Patent License Agreement with the National Institutes of Health ("NIH"), under which Genesis Biopharma was granted a non-exclusive worldwide license to 43 patents and patent applications. These include nine U.S. issued patents, 13 U.S. patent applications, and 21 foreign corresponding patents and patent applications relating to adoptive cell therapy using autologous TILs for the treatment of certain cancers.
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