DelMar Pharmaceuticals Announces Panel Participation in Cancer Advance Boston Conference on April 14, 2015
- Jeffrey Bacha, President and CEO, contributing as a panelist on "Buy or Build to Grow the Pipeline?" session on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 3:40 p.m. EDT -
VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQX: DMPI) (DelMar and the Company), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications, today announced that Jeffrey Bacha, President and CEO, will be a panelist at Cancer Advance Boston, a networking conference of the Boston Biotech Conference series, being held April 13-14, 2015, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Bacha will participate in a panel titled, "Buy or Build to Grow the Pipeline?", scheduled on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 3:40-4:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Mr. Bacha, along with five other bio-pharma experts focused on leading the latest innovation in oncology research and development, will discuss strategies for maintaining and expanding a relevant, robust therapeutic product candidate pipeline in the rapidly changing oncology landscape.
About The Boston Biotech Conferences (BBC)
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VAL-083 is a "first-in-class", small-molecule chemotherapeutic. In more than 40 Phase 1 and 2 clinical studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, VAL-083 demonstrated safety and efficacy in treating a number of cancers including lung, brain, cervical, ovarian tumors and leukemia. VAL-083 is approved in China for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia and lung cancer and has received orphan drug designation in Europe and the U.S. for the treatment of gliomas. As a potential treatment for glioblastoma, VAL-083's mechanism of action appears to be unaffected by the expression of MGMT, a DNA repair enzyme that causes chemotherapy resistance to front-line treatment with Temodar® (temozolomide). DelMar is currently studying VAL-083 in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for patients with refractory glioblastoma multiforme.
About DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded to develop and commercialize proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications where patients are failing or have become intolerable to modern targeted or biologic treatments. The Company's lead drug in development, VAL-083, is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S. as a potential treatment for refractory glioblastoma multiforme. VAL-083 has been extensively studied by U.S. National Cancer Institute, and is currently approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and lung cancer in China. Published pre-clinical and clinical data suggest that VAL-083 may be active against a range of tumor types via a novel mechanism of action that could provide improved treatment options for patients.
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Released April 7, 2015