LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS), a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative and effective therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced the presentation of a trial-in-progress poster describing preliminary clinical data from the dose escalation stage of CA-170 Phase 1 clinical trial at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress. The conference will take place September 8-12 in Madrid. CA-170, an oral small molecule targeting the immune checkpoints PDL1 and VISTA, is in development for the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphomas.
Additional information on the presentation can be found below and can be accessed at www.esmo.org.
CA-170 Poster Presentation:
|Date/Time:||Monday, Sept. 11, 9:15 AM — 10:45 AM CEST|
|CA-170, a first in class oral small molecule dual inhibitor of immune checkpoints PD-L1 and VISTA, demonstrates tumor growth inhibition in|
|Presentation Title:||pre-clinical models and promotes T cell activation in Phase 1 study|
Curis is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative and effective drug candidates for the treatment of human cancers, including its lead development candidate, CUDC-907, which is being investigated in clinical studies in patients with lymphomas and solid tumors. Curis is also engaged in a broad collaboration with Aurigene in the areas of immuno-oncology and precision oncology. As part of this collaboration, Curis has exclusive licenses to oral small molecule antagonists of the PD1 and VISTA pathways, including PDL1/VISTA antagonist CA-170, and oral small molecule antagonists of the PD1 and TIM3 pathways, including PDL1/TIM3 antagonist CA-327, as well as to molecules designed to inhibit the IRAK4 kinase, including CA-4948. CA-170 is currently undergoing testing in a Phase 1 trial in patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphomas. Curis is also party to a collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, under which Genentech and Roche are commercializing Erivedge® for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma, and are further developing Erivedge in myelofibrosis. For more information, visit Curis's website at www.curis.com.
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