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Curis to Present at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

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LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curis, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRIS), an oncology-focused drug development company seeking to develop novel drug candidates for the treatment of human cancers, today announced that the Company will present at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference at 10:40 a.m. ET on February 12, 2014, in New York City.

The presentation will be held using a fireside-chat format in which Dr. Ali Fattaey, President and Chief Operating Officer, will provide a brief overview of the Company's business strategy and pipeline of targeted cancer drug candidates, after which an equity analyst will moderate a question and answer session.

A corresponding audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed by visiting:

http://leerink.metameetings.com/confbook/healthcare14/directlink?ticker=CRIS

The audio webcast will be archived shortly after the live event and available for 30 days following the conference. In addition, it will be available for 30 days on the Investor Relations section of the Curis website at www.curis.com.

About Curis, Inc.

Curis is an oncology-focused drug development company seeking to develop and commercialize next generation targeted small molecule drug candidates for cancer treatment. Erivedge® is the first and only FDA-approved medicine for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma and is being commercialized and developed by Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, under a collaboration agreement between Curis and Genentech. Curis is also leveraging its experience in targeting signaling pathways to develop proprietary targeted cancer programs, including CUDC-427, a small molecule antagonist of IAP proteins, and CUDC-907, a dual HDAC and PI3K inhibitor. For more information, visit Curis' website at www.curis.com.

CONTACT: Mani Mohindru, Ph.D. Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations Curis, Inc. 617-503-6605 mmohindru@curis.com Michael P. Gray Chief Financial Officer Curis, Inc. 617-503-6632 mgray@curis.com

Source:Curis, Inc.