Agenus NextGen CTLA-4 Antibody (AGEN1181) Data to be Presented at ASCO

LEXINGTON, Mass., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immuno-oncology company with an extensive pipeline of agents designed to activate immune response to cancers and infections, announced today that it will present data on AGEN1181 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) upcoming ASCO2020 Virtual Scientific Program to be held May 29-31, 2020.

AGEN1181 is a multifunctional Fc-engineered next generation anti-CTLA-4 antibody which has been designed to improve upon the safety and efficacy shown with first-generation CTLA-4 antibodies.

The virtual presentation will be made by Dr. Steven J. O'Day, the Executive Director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic, and Director of Providence Los Angeles Regional Research.


                   AGEN1181, A Clinical Stage Fc-
                     engineered anti-CTLA-4 Antibody
                     with Improved Therapeutic Potential
                     for the Treatment of Patients with

     Title:         Advanced Malignancies

      Dr. Steven J. O'Day

     Session:      Developmental Therapeutics-

      May 29, 2020/8:00-11:00AM ET

Presentations will be available for on-demand viewing online at beginning on May 29, 2020 at 8:00AM ET.

About Agenus
Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body's immune system to fight cancer and infections. The Company's vision is to expand the patient populations benefiting from cancer immunotherapy by pursuing combination approaches that leverage a broad repertoire of antibody therapeutics, adoptive cell therapies (through its AgenTus Therapeutics subsidiary), and proprietary cancer vaccine platforms. The Company is equipped with a suite of antibody discovery platforms and a state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facility with the capacity to support clinical programs. Agenus is headquartered in Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit and our Twitter handle @agenus_bio. Information that may be important to investors will be routinely posted on our website and twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding an upcoming presentation at ASCO on Agenus' clinical data of AGEN1181 alone and in combination with balstilimab (anti-PD-1). These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the factors described under the Risk Factors section of our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Agenus cautions investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Agenus undertakes no obligation to update or revise the statements, other than to the extent required by law. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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