NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ATNM) (“Actinium” or “the Company”), a biopharmaceutical Company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, announced today that the Company has sponsored and will participate in the upcoming Be The Match® Walk+Run being held on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Firefighter’s Field on Roosevelt Island, New York, New York. The goal of the Walk+Run is to raise awareness for bone marrow transplant (BMT), raise funds to help transplant patients, support marrow transplant research and add more potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®.
Employees of Actinium Pharmaceuticals, together with their family and friends, will be participating in the Be The Match® Walk+Run to raise awareness and funds. To support Team Actinium and Be The Match® , please visit Actinium’s team page here: Click here to view the team page for Team Actinium
“Actinium is focused on developing products which may improve the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma or one of the many other life-threatening diseases that could benefit from a bone marrow transplant,” stated David Gould, M.D., Actinium’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Affairs. “Be The Match provides incredible support to these patients and we are honored to have the ability to sponsor such a worthwhile event and we are excited to participate in the Walk+Run on October first.”
About Be The Match®
For people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can contribute to the cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant.
Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visitBeTheMatch.org or call 1 (800) MARROW-2
About Actinium Pharmaceuticals
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.actiniumpharma.com) is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers. Actinium’s targeted radioimmunotherapy products are based on its proprietary delivery platform for the therapeutic utilization of alpha-emitting Actinium-225 and Bismuth-213 and certain beta emitting radiopharmaceuticals in conjunction with monoclonal antibodies. The Company’s lead radiopharmaceutical product candidate Iomab-B is designed to be used, upon approval, in preparing patients for hematopoietic stem cell transplant, commonly referred to as bone marrow transplant. The Company is conducting a single, pivotal, multicenter Phase 3 clinical study of Iomab-B in refractory or relapsed AML patients over the age of 55 with a primary endpoint of durable complete remission. The Company’s second product candidate, Actimab-A, is continuing its clinical development in a Phase 1/2 trial for patients newly diagnosed with AML over the age of 60 in a single-arm multicenter trial.
Forward-Looking Statements for Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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