CEL- SCI CORPORATION UPDATES PHASE III CLINICAL ACTIVITIES FOR INVESTIGATIONAL CANCER THERAPY MULTIKINE (LEUKOCYTE INTERLEUKIN, INJECTION)

Vienna, VA, December 7, 2011 -- CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE AMEX: CVM) provided an update today of the progress of its Phase III clinical trial of its investigational therapy Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection)*, which is currently being investigated in an open-label, randomized, controlled, multi-center study.

Notable highlights include:

  • Patients have been enrolled into the Study in all three continents (North America, Europe and Asia).
  • To date, thirty six (36) clinical centers have met all legal, regulatory, and protocol requirements to screen and enroll patients. Ten of these centers in the study are controlled by CEL-SCI's partners Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (Israel) and Orient Europharma (Taiwan). CEL-SCI anticipates that approximately 15 additional centers will be added for this study.
  • CEL-SCI is looking to expand the Phase III study to several additional European countries to further accelerate patient enrollment. One of those countries is Croatia, a country in which Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has exclusive marketing rights to sell Multikine.
  • Dr. Eyal Talor, Chief Scientific Officer of CEL-SCI, has already visited 21 clinical centers around the world and is planning to visit all of the remaining clinical centers in 2012 to help ensure the study quality.

"We are pleased that enrollment in this clinical study has been accelerating," said Geert Kersten, CEL-SCI's Chief Executive Officer. "This study is designed to prove that Multikine added to the standard of care can increase overall survival of head and neck cancer patients in a statistically significant manner. Everything is being done to complete the study in an efficient and timely manner."

CEL-SCI's Phase III study is designed to determine if Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection) investigational therapy administered prior to current standard of care (Surgery plus Radiotherapy or Surgery plus Concurrent Radiochemotherapy) used for the treatment naive (yet untreated) subjects with Advanced Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity/Soft Palate (Head and Neck cancer) will result in an increased overall rate of survival versus the subjects treated with standard of care only.

About CEL-SCI Corporation

CEL-SCI is dedicated to research and development directed at improving the treatment of cancer and other diseases by utilizing the immune system, the body's natural defense system. Its lead investigational therapy is Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection), currently being studied in a pivotal global Phase III clinical trial. CEL-SCI is also developing (and investigating) an immunotherapy (LEAPS-H1N1-DC) as a possible treatment for H1N1 hospitalized patients and as a vaccine (CEL-2000) for Rheumatoid Arthritis (currently in preclinical testing) using its LEAPS technology platform. The investigational immunotherapy LEAPS-H1N1-DC treatment involves non-changing regions of H1N1 Pandemic Flu, Avian Flu (H5N1), and the Spanish Flu, as CEL-SCI scientists are very concerned about the possible emergence of a new more virulent hybrid virus through the combination of H1N1 and Avian Flu, or maybe Spanish Flu. The Company has operations in Vienna, Virginia, and in/near Baltimore, Maryland.

* Multikine is the trademark that CEL-SCI has registered for this investigational therapy, and this proprietary name is subject to FDA review in connection with our future anticipated regulatory submission for approval. Multikine has not been licensed or approved for sale, barter or exchange by the FDA or any other regulatory agency. Similarly, its safety or efficacy has not been established for any use. Moreover, no definitive conclusions can be drawn from the early-phase, clinical-trials data involving the investigational therapy Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection). Further research is required, and early-phase clinical trial results must be confirmed in the well-controlled, Phase III clinical trial of this investigational therapy that is currently in progress.

When used in this report, the words "intends," "believes," "anticipated" and "expects" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, an inability to duplicate the clinical results demonstrated in clinical studies, timely development of any potential products that can be shown to be safe and effective, receiving necessary regulatory approvals, difficulties in manufacturing any of the Company's potential products, inability to raise the necessary capital and the risk factors set forth from time to time in CEL-SCI Corporation's SEC filings, including but not limited to its report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect the events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.