INCB001158 Biliary Tract Cancer Data to be Presented at 2021 Virtual ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calithera Biosciences, Inc.. (Nasdaq: CALA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, today announced that preliminary safety and efficacy data from a trial evaluating the arginase inhibitor INCB001158, which is being developed by Incyte Pharmaceuticals, will be presented in a virtual poster session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2021 Gastrointestinal Cancers Virtual Symposium taking place January 15-17, 2021.
Date: Available starting on Friday, January 15 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Title: A phase I/II study of safety and efficacy of the arginase inhibitor INCB001158 plus chemotherapy in patients with advanced biliary tract cancers
Lead Author: Milind Javle, M.D., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Poster Session: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Abstract 311
Additional meeting information and accepted abstracts can be found at the ASCO website www.asco.org.
Calithera Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery and development of targeted therapies that disrupt cellular metabolic pathways to preferentially block tumor cells and enhance immune-cell activity. Driven by a commitment to rigorous science and a passion for improving the lives of people impacted by cancer and other life-threatening diseases, Calithera is advancing a pipeline of first-in-clinic, oral therapeutics to meaningfully expand treatment options available to patients. Calithera is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. For more information about Calithera, please visit www.calithera.com.
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SOURCE: Calithera Biosciences, Incorporated