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Calithera Biosciences to Present at Cowen and Company 36th Annual Health Care Conference

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CALA), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer, today announced its participation at the Cowen and Company 36th Annual Health Care Conference 2016. Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D., the company’s Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time in Boston, Massachusetts. The presentation will be webcast live and available for replay for up to 30 days at www.calithera.com in the Investor Relations section.

About Calithera
Calithera Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer. Calithera’s lead product candidate, CB-839, is currently being evaluated in three Phase 1 clinical trials in solid and hematological cancers. CB-1158 is a first-in-class immuno-oncology metabolic checkpoint inhibitor targeting arginase, a critical immunosuppressive enzyme responsible for T-cell suppression by myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Arginase depletes arginine, a nutrient that is critical for the activation, growth and survival of the body’s cancer-fighting immune cells, known as cytotoxic T-cells. Calithera is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. For more information about Calithera, please visit www.calithera.com.

Contact: Jennifer McNealey ir@Calithera.com 650-870-1071

Source:Calithera Biosciences, Inc.