Theratechnologies Presents Data Demonstrating High Expression of Sortilin (SORT1) in Multiple Tumor Types at 34th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium

MONTREAL, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theratechnologies Inc. (“Theratechnologies” or the “Company”) (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced that the Company will present data from tissue microarrays showing high expression of SORT1, the target for Theratechnologies’ oncology platform, in several cancer types. The data will be presented in a poster session at the 34th joint symposium of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), to be held October 26-28, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain.

“We look forward to presenting data from tissue microarrays at the EORTC-NCI-AACR symposium, as the findings reinforce SORT1 as a promising target for the delivery and internalization of anticancer agents,” commented Dr. Christian Marsolais, Chief Medical Officer, Theratechnologies. “We are investigating our SORT1-targeted peptide-drug conjugate (TH1902) across eight solid tumor types in our ongoing first-in-human study of TH1902 and eagerly await the data readout from this trial.”

The poster abstract details and presentation session are as follows:

Title: “Expression of the sortilin 1 receptor (SORT1) in healthy and tumor tissues”

Lead author: Dr. Guylaine Roy, Theratechnologies Inc.

Abstract/poster number: 328 / PB108

Session Date and Time: Friday October 28, 2022, Molecular Profiling Session, 10:00-15:00 CEST

About Theratechnologies

Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies addressing unmet medical needs. Further information about Theratechnologies is available on the Company's website at, on SEDAR at and on EDGAR at

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