DUBLIN, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTX), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics, today announced the acceptance of three abstracts for presentation at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics. Poster presentations will occur Nov 7 – 9 in Dublin, Ireland.
|XIAP||Abstract #85, Poster Board #052|
|Poster Presentation:||Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012||12:00 – 2:15 pm GMT|
|Characterization of a potent XIAP and cIAP1 dual antagonist in models of melanoma and leukemia|
|AT13387||Abstract #293, Poster Board #043|
|Poster Presentation:||Thursday, Nov 8, 2012||12:00 – 2:15 pm GMT|
|Activity of the HSP90 inhibitor, AT13387, in ALK-driven tumor models|
|SGI-110||Abstract #465, Poster Board #036|
|Poster Presentation||Friday, Nov 9, 2012||8:30 – 10:30 am GMT|
|SGI-110, a novel second generation DNA hypomethylating agent, enhances sorafenib activity and alters methylation signature of HCC cell lines|
Select posters will be made available for viewing on the company's website http://astx.com/pipeline/publications/ following the public presentation.
About Astex Pharmaceuticals
Astex Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics with a focus on oncology. The Company is developing a proprietary pipeline of novel therapies and is creating de-risked products for partnership with leading pharmaceutical companies. Astex Pharmaceuticals developed DACOGEN® (decitabine) for Injection and receives significant royalties on global sales.
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