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Can-Fite CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman to Co-Chair and Present at the 19th World Congress on Advances in Oncology's Cancer Therapeutics Session

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PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the Company's CEO, Dr. Pnina Fishman, will co-chair the Cancer Therapeutics session of the 19th World Congress on Advances in Oncology. The conference will take place in Athens, Greece, from October 9-11, 2014.

In addition to co-chairing the Cancer Therapeutics session, Dr. Fishman will deliver a presentation regarding Can-Fite's drug, CF102, titled, "CF102 for the treatment of liver cancer: De-regulation of the Wnt signal transduction pathway."

In pre-clinical and clinical studies in liver cancer patients, CF102 has demonstrated a robust anti-tumor effect via deregulation of the Wnt signaling pathway, known to mediate and control cell proliferation, resulting in apoptosis of liver cancer cells.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to co-chair the Cancer Therapeutics session and to present CF102 as a potential treatment for liver cancer at this prestigious international conference. This conference brings together researchers and key opinion leaders from around the world to learn about and discuss the latest developments in the fight against cancer," stated Dr. Fishman.

CF102 is now entering Phase II trials in the U.S., Europe and Israel for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Status to Can-Fite's CF102 for this indication, and Israel's Ministry of Health has approved CF102 for Compassionate Use in liver cancer patients.

About CF102 

CF102 is a small, orally bioavailable drug that binds with high affinity and selectivity to the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR). A3AR is highly expressed in tumor cells whereas low expression is found in normal cells. This differential effect accounts for the excellent safety profile of the drug. In Can-Fite's pre-clinical and clinical studies, CF102 has demonstrated a robust anti-tumor effect via deregulation of the Wnt signaling pathway, resulting in apoptosis of liver cancer cells. CF102 is now entering Phase II trials for the treatment of liver cancer in the U.S., Israel, and Europe.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed with Can-Fite's Phase II study protocol and had previously granted Can-Fite Orphan Drug Designation for CF102 in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI) is an advanced clinical stage drug development company with a platform technology that is designed to address multi-billion dollar markets in the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The Company's CF101 is in Phase II/III trials for the treatment of psoriasis and the Company is preparing for a Phase III CF101 trial for rheumatoid arthritis. Can-Fite's liver cancer drug, CF102, is commencing Phase II trials and has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CF102 has also shown proof of concept to potentially treat other cancers including colon, prostate, and melanoma. These drugs have an excellent safety profile with experience in over 1,200 patients in clinical studies to date. For more information, please visit: www.can-fite.com

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