Rexahn Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on RX-3117 and Supinoxin(TM) at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:RNN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it will have two poster presentations at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. The conference will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 18-22, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The first poster (abstract #2622) entitled, "Fluorocyclopentenylcytosine (RX-3117) is activated by uridine-cytidine kinase 2, a potential biomarker" on Monday, April 20, 2015, during the "Novel Mechanisms of Drug Pharmacology and Toxicity" poster session from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Poster Section 30.

The second poster (abstract #3577) entitled, "Targeting localization and function of the RNA helicase DDX5/p68 with 1-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-4-[(6-fluoro-2-methoxyquinoxalin-3-yl) aminocarbonyl] piperazine (RX-5902)" for RX-5902 will be presented on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, during the "Molecular Targets" poster session from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in Poster Section 30.

About Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Rexahn currently has three clinical stage oncology candidates, Archexin®, RX-3117 and SupinoxinTM (RX-5902) and a robust pipeline of preclinical compounds to treat multiple types of cancer. Rexahn has also developed proprietary drug discovery platform technologies in the areas of Nano-Polymer-Drug Conjugate Systems (NPDCS), nano-medicines, 3D-GOLD, and TIMES. For more information, please visit

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