NetworkNewsBreaks – Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) Shares Higher following Q1 Results, Development Program Update

Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) this morning posted its first-quarter results and issued an update on its lead program for ThemoDox®, currently in separate clinical trials for the treatment of primary liver cancer and recurrent chest wall breast cancer. Celsion’s immunotherapy program consists of GEN-1, currently in phase I development for the localized treatment of ovarian cancer.

“Celsion continues to make major progress with respect to our ongoing global, pivotal Phase III OPTIMA Study in primary liver cancer.  This ground-breaking study continues to attract interest and support from the medical community, international regulatory agencies, and research organizations like the National Institutes of Health,” Celsion CEO Michael H. Tardugno stated in the news release. “Our product development efforts in immuno-oncology are equally important. We have demonstrated the potential of our GEN-1 IL-12 immunotherapy program to be an effective adjuvant, in both first and second-line ovarian cancer. Recruiting the immune system to work in combination with the standard of care in this patient population has been the goal of medical researchers worldwide.  With GEN-1, we believe there is the potential for a break-through and we look forward to reporting comprehensive clinical results and translational research data from our Phase 1B OVATION Study at the ASCO Annual Meeting in June 2017.”

Primarily attributed to lower general and administrative expenses, Celsion narrowed its net loss to $5.2 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.7 million, or $0.24 per share, in the first quarter of 2015.

To view the full press release, visit: http://nnw.fm/4deeF

About Celsion Corporation

Celsion is a fully-integrated oncology company focused on developing a portfolio of innovative cancer treatments, including directed chemotherapies, immunotherapies and RNA- or DNA-based therapies. The Company’s lead program is ThermoDox®, a proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, currently in Phase III development for the treatment of primary liver cancer and in Phase II development for the treatment of recurrent chest wall breast cancer.  The pipeline also includes GEN-1, a DNA-based immunotherapy for the localized treatment of ovarian and brain cancers.  Celsion has two platform technologies for the development of novel nucleic acid-based immunotherapies and other anti-cancer DNA or RNA therapies.  For more information on Celsion, visit our website: http://www.celsion.com

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