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RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present New Data from its Immuno-Oncology Program Using sd-rxRNA Therapeutic Compounds Targeting Intracellular Checkpoint Cbl-b in NK Cells at the 16th Annual Discovery on Target Conference

Sep 26, 2018
- RXi to present a poster today, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- Advancements in the Company's immuno-oncology programs will be presented demonstrating the potential of sd-rxRNA in NK cells for the use in adoptive cell therapy (ACT)
- Data further expands the broad applicability of sd-rxRNA for the development of cancer immunotherapies

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) a biotechnology company developing the next generation of immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA®) therapeutic platform today announced that it will present a poster entitled, "The Use of Self-delivering RNAi to Enhance NK Cell Cytotoxicity," at the 16th Annual Discovery on Target Conference.  The conference is being held September 25-28, 2018 at the Sheraton Boston in Massachusetts.  

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Date:  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  Sheraton Boston
The Use of Self-delivering RNAi to Enhance NK Cell Cytotoxicity
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About RXi Pharmaceuticals

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) is a biotechnology company developing the next generation of immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA®) therapeutic platform. The Company's discovery and research efforts are focused on developing sd-rxRNA therapeutic compounds to be used with an Adoptive Cell Transfer (ACT) approach. This process uses immune cells, such as T-lymphocytes that are isolated from the patient or retrieved from allogeneic immune cell banks, and then expanded and in some cases processed to express tumor-binding receptors. Our approach introduces a new and important step in ex-vivo processing of the immune cells where sd-rxRNA is used to eliminate the expression of immunosuppressive receptors or proteins from the therapeutic immune cells, making them less sensitive to tumor resistance mechanisms and thus improving their ability to destroy the tumor cells. Essentially, we aim to maximize the power of our sd-rxRNA therapeutic compounds by weaponizing therapeutic immune effector cells to attack cancer and ultimately provide patients battling terminal cancers with a powerful new treatment option that goes beyond current treatment modalities.

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