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G1 Therapeutics to Present at 22nd Annual Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- G1 Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing small-molecule therapies to address significant unmet needs in oncology, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Mark Velleca, MD, PhD, will present a company overview at the 22nd Annual Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry conference on Friday, March 20, at 3:50 p.m. EDT at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in New York City.

For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.biocentury.com/conferences/futureleaders/dates.

About G1 Therapeutics, Inc.

G1 Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held clinical-stage pharmaceutical company based in Research Triangle Park, NC that focuses on the discovery and development of novel small-molecule therapies to address significant unmet needs in oncology. The company is leveraging its proprietary kinase drug discovery platform to advance a pipeline of first-in-class compounds and best-in-class drug candidates that address two markets: CDK4/6 antineoplastics and protection of the bone marrow from damage by chemotherapy (chemoprotection). The company's lead program, G1T28, is a highly potent and selective CDK4/6 inhibitor that is currently being evaluated in Phase 1a clinical trials.

Visit www.g1therapeutics.com for more information.

CONTACT: Mark Velleca, MD, PhD G1 Therapeutics 919-213-9838 mvelleca@g1therapeutics.com Media: Laura Bagby 6 Degrees Communications 312-448-8098 lbagby@6degreespr.com

Source: G1 Therapeutics