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Context Therapeutics Announces Acceptance of Abstract to be Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2023

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Context Therapeutics Inc. (“Context” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CNTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for solid tumors, with a primary focus on female cancers, today announced that an abstract regarding Context’s preclinical candidate, CTIM-76, a Claudin 6 x CD3 bispecific antibody, has been selected for poster presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2023, taking place April 14-19, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Details of the presentation are as follows:

Title: Development of CTIM-76, a highly specific Claudin 6 bispecific antibody for treatment of ovarian cancer
Session Category: Immunology
Session: PO.IM01.18 - Therapeutic Antibodies 1
Abstract Number: 1865 / 4
Presenter: Joseph Rucker, Ph.D., Integral Molecular
Date and Time: April 17, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Section 25

For more information and to view the abstract, visit the AACR Annual Meeting website.

On Monday, April 17, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. ET, Context will host a webinar with its management team and AACR presenter, Dr. Rucker, to discuss the results from this presentation and provide updates on the CTIM-76 preclinical program. Following the formal presentation, the Context team, along with Dr. Rucker, will be available for questions. To register for the webinar, please click here. Additionally, a replay of the webinar will be available on the Events page of the Investor Relations section of Context’s website,, for approximately 30 days after the webinar.

About Claudin 6 and CTIM-76
Claudin 6 (CLDN6) is differentially expressed on cancer cells with no or very low expression in normal, healthy tissue. CLDN6-enriched cancers include ovarian, endometrial, testicular, and gastric, among others. With the potential to reach a large patient population and selective expression on cancer cells, CLDN6 has emerged as an important drug target.

CTIM-76 is a CLDN6 and CD3 bispecific antibody currently in preclinical development that is capable of binding to tumor cells expressing CLDN6 and stimulating intra-tumoral T cells by the CD3 arm that is designed to be activated only upon tumor engagement while silent elsewhere. CLDN6 is expressed on multiple solid tumors such as ovarian cancer, sarcoma, testicular cancer, endometrial cancer, and gastric cancer. Preclinical studies of CTIM-76 show it effectively maintains a strong tumor binding property and anti-tumor activity attributable to a synergistic effect of both CLDN6 antibody and CD3 antibody while avoiding systemic immunotoxicity commonly seen with CD3 antibodies as a drug class. CTIM-76 has the potential for convenient dosing and scalable manufacturing to address the significant number of patients who are potentially eligible for CTIM-76 therapy.

About Context Therapeutics®
Context Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing medicines for solid tumors, with a primary focus on female cancers. The Company’s pipeline includes small molecule and bispecific antibody drug candidates that target cancer signaling pathways. Context is developing CTIM-76, a selective Claudin 6 (CLDN6) x CD3 bispecific antibody for CLDN6 positive tumors, currently in preclinical development. Context is also developing onapristone extended release (ONA-XR), a novel, first-in-class potent and selective progesterone receptor antagonist. Context is headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information, please visit or follow the Company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward-looking Statements
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Edison Group

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