Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. to Present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference

NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ONTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel products to treat cancer, today announced that Ramesh Kumar, Ph.D., President and CEO, will present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston, MA. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 5th at 11:20 a.m. ET.

A live webcast will be available at this link or can be accessed by visiting "Events & Presentations" in the Investors and Media section of the Company's website at www.onconova.com. An archived replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 90 days after the conference.

About Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Onconova Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel products to treat cancer. Onconova's clinical and pre-clinical stage drug development candidates are derived from its extensive chemical library and are designed to work against specific cellular pathways that are important in cancer cells, while causing minimal damage to normal cells. In addition to rigosertib, the Company's most advanced product candidate, two other candidates are in clinical trials, and several candidates are in pre-clinical stages. For more information, please visit http://www.onconova.com.

CONTACT: Onconova Therapeutics Benjamin Hoffman, 267-759-3680 bhoffman@onconova.us Media: MacDougall Biomedical Communications Chris Erdman, 781-235-3060 chris@macbiocom.comSource:Onconova Therapeutics