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Plus Therapeutics Presents Preliminary Safety and Feasibility Data from ReSPECT-LM Clinical Trial at the European Association of Nuclear Medicine Congress

October 19, 2022

ReSPECT-LM Phase 1 clinical trial selected as TOP Trials Oral Presentation

Treatment was well tolerated without dose limiting toxicities and all patients showed a decrease in spinal fluid tumor cell counts

ReSPECT-GBM Phase 1 clinical data selected as Top-Rated Oral Presentation and inclusion in opening Highlights Lecture

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Plus Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTV) (the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing innovative, targeted radiotherapeutics for rare and difficult-to-treat cancers, presented data from two ongoing clinical trials evaluating the Company’s lead investigational targeted radiotherapeutic, Rhenium-186 NanoLiposome (186RNL), in leptomeningeal metastases (LM) and recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) at the 35th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The Company’s ReSPECT-GBM presentation was selected for inclusion in the opening Plenary Highlights Lecture, signaling significant clinical interest in the field.

“The findings presented at EANM indicate the potential for 186RNL in patients diagnosed with leptomeningeal metastases,” said Norman LaFrance, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Plus Therapeutics. “Combined with our Phase 1 data in recurrent glioblastoma, these presentations reinforce the tremendous potential of 186RNL as a versatile radiotherapeutic treatment option for multiple CNS cancers.”

The TOP Trials Oral Presentation titled, Safety and Feasibility of Rhenium-186 Nanoliposome (186RNL) in Leptomeningeal Metastases (LM) Phase 1 dose escalation Trial [OP-759], demonstrated:

  • The 186RNL dose administered through an intraventricular catheter at 6.6 mCi in 5.0 mL in Cohort 1 achieved absorbed doses of 18.7 to 29.0 Gray to the ventricles and cranial subarachnoid space, which was well tolerated with no treatment-related adverse events of greater than grade 1.
  • All four patients treated to date in Cohorts 1 and 2 were observed to have prompt and complete 186RNL distribution throughout the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) subarachnoid space that was durable past 28 days and was well tolerated.
  • All patients showed a decreased CSF cell count by microfluidic chamber assay after treatment, ranging from 46% to 92%.
  • Cohort 2 in the ReSPECT-LM trial has commenced, with interim data from the first two patient cohorts expected by the end of 2022.
  • This trial is supported by the recently announced $17.6 million grant by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

The Top Rated Oral Presentation (TROP) titled, Safety and Feasibility of Rhenium-186 NanoLiposome (186RNL) in Recurrent Glioma: the ReSPECT™ Phase 1/2a Trial [OP-542], reviewed data which indicate that:

  • Direct administration of 186RNL is safe in patients with recurrent GBM with no dose-limiting toxicities (DLT).
  • There is a statistically significant overall survival benefit observed with 186RNL radiation doses over 100 Gray. In 23 adult patients across eight cohorts of increasing dose and treated over a seven-year period, the improved median overall survival (OS) rates correlated with the absorbed tumor radiation dose.
  • Patients receiving a therapeutic absorbed radiation dose (>100 Gray) had a median OS of 129.7 weeks (95% CI of 35.0-169.1) compared to those receiving a subtherapeutic absorbed radiation dose (<100 Gray) whose median OS was 22.3 weeks (95% CI of 6.4-45.3).
  • The Company plans to initiate a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Phase 2 study by the end of 2022 that will utilize cGMP 186RNL and leverage a higher dose and volume that could potentially show a greater survival rate in patients with recurrent GBM.

Abstracts presented at the conference can be viewed here. A copy of the presentation is available under the Presentations tab of the Investors section of the Company’s website at

About Plus Therapeutics

Plus Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of complex and innovative treatments for patients battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our proprietary nanotechnology platform is currently centered around the enhanced delivery of a variety of drugs using novel liposomal encapsulation technology. Liposomal encapsulation has been extensively explored and undergone significant technical and commercial advances since it was first developed. Our platform is designed to facilitate new delivery approaches and/or formulations of safe and effective, injectable drugs, potentially enhancing the safety, efficacy and convenience for patients and healthcare providers. More information may be found at and

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