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Can-Fite CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman to Chair Scientific Session at the 2016 Purinergic Signaling and Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in Vancouver on January 26, 2016

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Dr. Fishman is one of a select number of global Key Opinion Leaders on drugs targeting A3AR receptors

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE:CFBI), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs being developed to treat inflammatory diseases, cancer and sexual dysfunction, today announced Dr. Pnina Fishman, the Company's CEO, will chair the plenary session titled, "Drugs Targeting Adenosine Receptors," at the 2016 Keystone Symposia J5, which will take place on January 24-28, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. This year's Purinergic Signaling symposium is a joint session with Keystone Symposia J6 Cancer Immunotherapy: Immunity and Immunosuppression Meet Targeted Therapies. The conference will focus on the leading developments in purinergic receptors including the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) in the treatment cancer.

While chairing the session, "Drugs Targeting Adenosine Receptors," from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 26, Dr. Fishman will also deliver a scientific presentation titled, "Utilizing the A3 Adenosine Receptor as a Target to Combat Cancer: From Lab to Labeling."

Can-Fite's drug candidate CF102, an A3AR agonist, is currently being evaluated in a global Phase II trial for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer.  

"This conference gathers the world's thought leaders in A3AR and I am honored to be invited to chair the session on drugs targeting adenosine receptors," stated Dr. Fishman. "There is growing body of knowledge on the role that A3AR plays in a wide range of medical conditions, from cancer to autoimmune diseases. Can-Fite is a leader in the development of drugs targeting A3AR and we hold a substantial intellectual property portfolio in this space." 

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, inflammatory disease and sexual dysfunction. The Company's CF101 drug candidate is scheduled to enter Phase III trials in 2016 for two indications, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Can-Fite's liver cancer drug CF102 is in Phase II trials for patients with liver cancer and is slated to enter Phase II for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). CF102 has been granted Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and Europe and Fast Track Designation as a second line treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma 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. CF602, the Company's third drug candidate, has shown efficacy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in preclinical studies and is being prepared for an IND submission to the FDA and a Phase I trial.  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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