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Plus Successfully Treats First Patient in Latest Dosing Cohort in ReSPECT™-GBM Trial

July 22, 2021

Recurrent Glioblastoma Trial Update Planned for Q4 2021

AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2021 (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, today announced the first patient in the eighth cohort of the Phase 1 dose escalation ReSPECT™-GBM clinical trial for recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) has been successfully treated. The present cohort implements a 40% increase in volume (12.3 milliliters) and total radioactivity (31.2 millicuries) from the previous cohort.

“The ReSPECT™-GBM Phase 1 clinical trial is progressing on schedule and with an acceptable safety profile,” said Marc H. Hedrick M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Plus Therapeutics. “We plan to provide an update on the trial in the fourth quarter of 2021.”

Twenty-two patients across eight dosing cohorts have been treated in the ReSPECT™ trial to date. Thus far, no treatment emergent dose-limiting toxicities have been observed, despite absorbed radiation doses to the tumor of up to 740 Gray.

About Plus Therapeutics, Inc.

Plus Therapeutics is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company whose radiotherapeutic portfolio is concentrated on nanoliposome-encapsulated radionuclides for several cancer targets. Central to the Company’s drug development is a unique nanotechnology platform designed to reformulate, deliver and commercialize multiple drugs targeting rare cancers and other diseases. The 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 PlusTherapeutics.com and ReSPECT-Trials.com.

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