CEL-SCI welcomes Dr. Gail Naughton to its Board of Directors

– USA, VA –  CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE American: CVM) today announced the appointment of Dr. Gail Naughton (Ph.D.) to its Board of Directors.

“A highly accomplished visionary in biotechnology, Dr. Naughton has brought several FDA-approved products to market, and we are very pleased to welcome her to our board. Her unparalleled expertise will be very helpful to CEL-SCI,” said CEO Geert Kersten.

About Dr. Gail K. Naughton

Dr. Naughton has been a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine for over 35 years. She was the founder of Advanced Tissue Sciences (NASDAQ: ATIS) where she oversaw the design and development of the world’s first up-scaled manufacturing facility for cell-based products, established corporate development and marketing partnerships with companies including Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, and Inamed Corporation, was pivotal in raising over $350 million from the public market and corporate partnerships, and brought four human cell-based products from concept through FDA approval and market launch. She founded Histogen (NASDAQ: HSTO) in 2007 and holds more than 125 U.S. and foreign patents and has been extensively published in the field. Dr. Naughton served as Dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University from 2002 until 2011 where she helped to make SDSU the first US campus to establish a Ph.D./MBA in life sciences. In 2000, Dr. Naughton received the 27th Annual National Inventor of the Year award by the Intellectual Property Owners Association in honor of her pioneering work in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Naughton said, “Based on the results of the largest study of its kind, Multikine can significantly improve outcomes for patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer. CEL-SCI’s management team and board have been tenacious in advancing an immune therapy that can have the greatest beneficial impact on patients—when they are first diagnosed with cancer. I look forward to contributing my guidance as the company transitions through regulatory approval and into delivering treatments that can help extend patient lives.”

Dr. Naughton received her Ph.D. and M.S. from NYU Medical Center and an MBA from UCLA. She currently sits on the Board of directors of Therapeutics MD (NASDAQ: TXMD) and is the Chair of the Board of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology.

About CEL-SCI Corporation

CEL-SCI believes that boosting a patient’s immune system while it is still intact should provide the greatest possible impact on survival. Therefore, in the Phase 3 study CEL-SCI treated patients who are newly diagnosed with advanced primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with the investigational product Multikine* first, BEFORE they received surgery and radiotherapy or surgery plus concurrent radiochemotherapy (the current standard of care for these patients). This approach is unique. Most other cancer immunotherapies are administered only after conventional therapies have been tried and/or failed. Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection) received Orphan Drug designation from the FDA for neoadjuvant therapy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) of the head and neck. CEL-SCI believes that this Phase 3 study is the largest Phase 3 study in the world for the treatment of advanced primary head and neck cancer.

Multikine is designed to help the immune system “see” the tumor at a time when the immune system is still relatively intact and thereby thought to be better able to mount an attack on the tumor. The Phase 3 study was started in early 2011 and was fully enrolled with 928 patients in September 2016. To prove an overall survival benefit, the study required CEL-SCI to wait until at least 298 (deaths) events had occurred among the two main comparator groups. The study results announced in June 2021 showed excellent survival benefit for those patients who received Multikine treatment regimen plus surgery and radiation. When chemotherapy was added to radiotherapy following surgery the survival benefit was negated.

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