Aprea Therapeutics to Highlight Changing Treatment Paradigm in MDS as well as Development Pipeline Progress at Virtual R&D Day Today
BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: APRE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel cancer therapeutics to reactivate mutant tumor suppressor protein, p53, will host a live virtual R&D Day Webinar, with presentations by key opinion leaders in hematology, today from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
R&D Day Webinar Agenda:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:
Introduction and discussion with Drs. David Sallman (Moffitt Cancer Center), Guillermo Garcia-Manero (MD Anderson Cancer Center), and Eyal Attar (Aprea’s Chief Medical Officer) to review current clinical therapy options for TP53 mutant MDS/AML patients and the potential role of eprenetapopt. Discussion with review of Aprea’s Phase 3 Clinical program in MDS to be followed by Q&A.
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm:
Overview of Aprea’s ongoing commercial preparations in front-line MDS by Greg Wessels, Aprea’s Chief Commercial Officer
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:
Review of Aprea’s hematology and solid tumor clinical pipeline, by Dr. Eyal Attar followed by Q&A and Wrap-up.
Virtual R&D Day Webinar Information
The live webinar will begin at 1:00 pm Eastern Time and conclude at approximately 3:00 pm. Registration is accessible on the Events page of Aprea’s website. Following the webinar, a replay will be available for a limited time on Aprea’s website.
About Aprea Therapeutics
Aprea Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ: APRE) is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with research facilities in Stockholm, Sweden, focused on developing and commercializing novel cancer therapeutics that reactivate the mutant tumor suppressor protein p53. The Company’s lead product candidate is eprenetapopt (APR-246), a small molecule in clinical development for hematologic malignancies, including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Eprenetapopt has received Breakthrough Therapy, Orphan Drug and Fast Track designations from the FDA for MDS, and Orphan Drug designation from the European Commission for MDS, AML and ovarian cancer. APR-548, a next-generation small molecule reactivator of mutant p53, is being developed for oral administration. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aprea.com.
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About p53, eprenetapopt and APR-548
The p53 tumor suppressor gene is the most frequently mutated gene in human cancer, occurring in approximately 50% of all human tumors. These mutations are often associated with resistance to anti-cancer drugs and poor overall survival, representing a major unmet medical need in the treatment of cancer.
Eprenetapopt is a small molecule that has demonstrated reactivation of mutant and inactivated p53 protein – by restoring wild-type p53 conformation and function – and thereby induce programmed cell death in human cancer cells. Pre-clinical anti-tumor activity has been observed with eprenetapopt in a wide variety of solid and hematological cancers, including MDS, AML, and ovarian cancer, among others. Additionally, strong synergy has been seen with both traditional anti-cancer agents, such as chemotherapy, as well as newer mechanism-based anti-cancer drugs and immuno-oncology checkpoint