Progenics Pharmaceuticals CEO, Mark R. Baker, to Present at 13th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX), an oncology company focused on the development of innovative approaches to targeting and treating cancer, announced today that Mark R. Baker, CEO, will present at the 13th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference to be held April 8th and 9th at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at 10:00 AM EST.

The live webcast of the event will be available in the Media Center of the Progenics website, www.progenics.com.  To ensure a timely connection, users should register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start. An archive of the event will be available for 90 days.

About Progenics

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing innovative medicines for oncology, with a pipeline that includes several product candidates in late-stage clinical development. Progenics' first-in-class PSMA targeted technology platform includes an antibody drug conjugate therapeutic and a small molecule targeted imaging agent, both in phase 2 clinical trials. Among other assets in its pipeline of targeted radiotherapy and molecular imaging compounds is Azedra, an ultra-orphan radiotherapy candidate also in a phase 2 study under an SPA. Progenics' first commercial product, Relistor® (methylnaltrexone bromide) for opioid-induced constipation, is partnered with and marketed by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For additional information, please visit www.progenics.com.

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Contact for Progenics Pharmaceuticals:
Kathleen Fredriksen
Director, Corporate Development
(914) 789-2871