AVEO Oncology Announces Additional Biomarker Analyses from BATON-CRC Tivozanib Study to be Presented at the ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

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AVEO Oncology Announces Additional Biomarker Analyses from BATON-CRC Tivozanib Study to be Presented at the ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2015-- AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) today announced that additional biomarker analyses from the BATON- (Biomarker Assessment of Tivozanib in ONcology) CRC study will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 17thWorld Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, taking place July 1-4 in Barcelona, Spain. Tivozanib is an oral, potent, selective inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) with a long half-life and activity against all three VEGF receptors.

The BATON-CRC study is a randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of modified FOLFOX6 combined with tivozanib or bevacizumab in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). The presentation, titled “Neuropilin 1 (NRP1) may be Prognostic and Identify a Subgroup of Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) who Benefit from Tivozanib + mFOLFOX6 compared to Bevacizumab + mFOLFOX6,” will be presented in an oral session titled “Session X: Presentation of Selected Abstracts: Colorectal Cancer,” which begins at 8:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, July 3, 2015, and in a poster session that begins at 10:25 a.m. CEST that day.

As previously announced, the additional analyses, which produced similar results to those presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Tumor Angiogenesis and Vascular Normalization Conference in March 2015 used a different NRP1 assay and were conducted as part of the Company’s ongoing effort to develop an NRP1 assay suitable for further clinical study and eventual commercialization. Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Associate Director for Clinical Investigations at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, and principal investigator of the BATON-CRC study, will present the updated findings.

A copy of the poster presentation will be available, beginning at the time of presentation, on AVEO’s website at www.aveooncology.com.

About AVEO

AVEO Oncology (AVEO) is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing targeted therapies through biomarker-driven insights to provide improvements in patient outcomes where significant unmet medical needs exist. AVEO’s proprietary Human Response Platform™ has delivered unique insights into cancer and related disease biology that AVEO is seeking to leverage in the clinical development strategy of its therapeutic candidates. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.aveooncology.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements of AVEO within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “could,” “should,” “seek,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward looking statements include among others statements about AVEO's clinical development plans for tivozanib in CRC. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that AVEO makes due to a number of important factors, including risks relating to: AVEO’s ability to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the FDA, EMA or other equivalent foreign regulatory agencies, include the Rapporteurs in Europe, the safety, efficacy and clinically meaningful benefit of its product candidates; AVEO’s ability to successfully implement its restructuring and strategic plans; AVEO’s ability to successfully enroll and complete clinical trials of its product candidates; AVEO’s ability to achieve and maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements applicable to its product candidates; AVEO’s ability to obtain and maintain adequate protection for intellectual property rights relating to its product candidates and technologies; developments and expenses related to AVEO’s ongoing shareholder litigation and SEC inquiry; AVEO’s ability to raise the substantial additional funds required to achieve its goals; unplanned capital requirements; adverse general economic and industry conditions; competitive factors; and those risks discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” included in AVEO’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in its other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent AVEO’s views as of the date of this press release. AVEO anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while AVEO may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing AVEO’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Source: AVEO Oncology

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