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Karyopharm Announces Three Clinical Data Presentations at ESMO 2014

NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:KPTI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, today announced that clinical and preclinical data for its lead drug candidate, Selinexor (KPT-330), a first-in-class, oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound, will be presented at the 2014 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), which is being held from September 26-30, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Clinical results to be presented include updated data from Karyopharm's Phase 1 studies in patients with advanced solid tumors.

Oral Presentation:

Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:00 – 3:45 p.m. CEST
Title: Selinexor (KPT-330), an Oral, Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) Shows Anti-Prostate Cancer (PrCa) Activity Preclinically & Disease Control in Patients (pts) with Chemotherapy Refractory, Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC). (Presentation #758O)
Presenter: Hemchandra Mahaseth, MD
Location: Madrid Conference Area

Poster Presentations:

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CEST (poster highlights presentation)
Title: Clinical Activity of the Oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) Selinexor (KPT-330) in Patients with Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HN-SCC). (Discussion #994PD)
Presenter: Amit Mahipal, MD
Location: Bilbao Conference Area

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. CEST (poster presentation)
Title: Preclinical and Early Clinical Activity of the Oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) Exportin 1 (XPO1) Antagonist Selinexor (KPT-330) in Patients (pts) with Platinum Resistant/Refractory Ovarian Cancer (OvCa). (Poster #888P)
Presenter: John Martignetti, MD, PhD
Location: Poster Area

About Selinexor

Selinexor (KPT-330) is a first-in-class, oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound. Selinexor functions by inhibiting the nuclear export protein XPO1 (also called CRM1), leading to the accumulation of tumor suppressor proteins in the cell nucleus, which subsequently reinitiates and amplifies their tumor suppressor function. This is believed to lead to the selective induction of apoptosis in cancer cells, while largely sparing normal cells. Over 400 patients have been treated with Selinexor in Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials in advanced hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Additional Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies are ongoing or currently planned and three registration-directed clinical trials in hematological indications are expected to begin enrollment during 2014. The latest clinical trial information for Selinexor is available at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

About Karyopharm Therapeutics

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:KPTI) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases. SINE compounds have shown biological activity in models of cancer, autoimmune disease, certain viruses, and wound-healing. Karyopharm was founded by Dr. Sharon Shacham and is located in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information about Karyopharm, please visit www.karyopharm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those regarding the therapeutic potential of and potential clinical development plans for Karyopharm's drug candidates, including the timing of initiation of certain trials and of the reporting of data from such trials. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from the company's current expectations. For example, there can be no guarantee that any of Karyopharm's SINE compounds, including Selinexor (KPT-330), or any other drug candidate that Karyopharm is developing will successfully complete necessary preclinical and clinical development phases or that development of any of Karyopharm's drug candidates will continue. Further, there can be no guarantee that any positive developments in Karyopharm's drug candidate portfolio will result in stock price appreciation. Management's expectations and, therefore, any forward-looking statements in this press release could also be affected by risks and uncertainties relating to a number of other factors, including the following: Karyopharm's results of clinical trials and preclinical studies, including subsequent analysis of existing data and new data received from ongoing and future studies; the content and timing of decisions made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory authorities, investigational review boards at clinical trial sites and publication review bodies; Karyopharm's ability to obtain and maintain requisite regulatory approvals and to enroll patients in its clinical trials; unplanned cash requirements and expenditures; development of drug candidates by Karyopharm's competitors for diseases in which Karyopharm is currently developing its drug candidates; and Karyopharm's ability to obtain, maintain and enforce patent and other intellectual property protection for any drug candidates it is developing. These and other risks are described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Karyopharm's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and in other filings that Karyopharm may make with the SEC in the future. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Karyopharm expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Justin Renz (617) 658-0574 jrenz@karyopharm.com

Source:Karyopharm Therapeutics