ADVISORY, Sept. 9, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
What: GTx Inc. (GTXI) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Dr. Mitch Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of GTx Inc. (GTXI) will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: McDavid Stilwell (901) 507-2667 email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Robert Madden (646) 441-5045 Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.
About GTx Inc. (GTXI):
GTx Inc., headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecules that selectively target hormone pathways to prevent and treat cancer, fractures and bone loss, muscle loss and other serious medical conditions. GTx has completed a pivotal Phase III clinical trial evaluating toremifene 80 mg to reduce the risk of fractures and to treat other estrogen deficiency side effects of androgen deprivation therapy, or ADT, in men with prostate cancer. In December 2008, GTx submitted a New Drug Application, or NDA, for toremifene 80 mg to reduce the risk of fractures in men with prostate cancer on ADT, which has been accepted for filing and review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. The FDA has informed us that it has targeted October 30, 2009 as the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, or PDUFA, date by which it will respond to our toremifene 80 mg NDA. GTx is also developing toremifene 20 mg in an ongoing pivotal Phase III clinical trial for the prevention of prostate cancer in high risk men with high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. GTx has licensed to Ipsen Developments Limited exclusive rights in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, and the Commonwealth of Independent States to develop and commercialize toremifene for all indications which GTx has licensed from Orion Corporation. In December 2007, GTx and Merck & Co., Inc. entered into a collaboration to discover and develop selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs, a new class of drugs with the potential to treat chronic sarcopenia, which is the loss of skeletal muscle mass resulting in reduced physical strength and ability to perform activities of daily living and other musculoskeletal wasting or muscle loss conditions, including muscle loss in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. GTx and Merck are evaluating multiple SARM product candidates, including Ostarine(tm) (designated by Merck as MK-2866) and MK-0773, for a variety of musculoskeletal wasting indications. GTx is also developing GTx-758, an oral luteinizing hormone inhibitor for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer which is in a Phase I multiple ascending dose clinical trial.
About NASDAQ OMX:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.