Gene therapy is hot on the trail of killing cancer, and companies that deliver cures could see blockbuster returns.
Pioneering a new paradigm in cancer therapeutics, Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) (GNPX Profile) is leveraging its patented technology platform to deliver powerful tumor-suppressing genes directly into cancer cells. Calithera Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) is looking for cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases by discovering, developing and commercializing novel, small-molecule drugs that target tumor and immune cell metabolism. Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: ADAP) is developing novel cancer immunotherapy products for cancer patients by engineering T-cells to target and destroy cancer. Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN) is working on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body’s immune system to fight cancer by pursuing combination approaches that leverage a broad range of antibody therapeutics, proprietary cancer vaccine platforms and adoptive cell therapies. G1 Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GTHX) is advancing three clinical-stage programs designed to enable more effective combination treatment strategies and improve patient outcomes across multiple oncology indications.
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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 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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