DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Host Key Opinion Leader Summit on Glioblastoma Multiforme and the Potential for Treatment with VAL-083

Renowned Experts from Multiple Key GBM Cancer Centers, Including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center to Provide Insight on Treatment Modalities

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) ("DelMar" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new cancer therapies, today announced it will host a cocktail reception featuring a panel discussion of Delmar's glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) trial status with highly recognized thought leaders in GBM during the 2019 Society for NeuroOncology Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

The event will be held on November 22, 2019 at 4:15-5:30 PM MT at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix Ariz. in the Grand Sonoran Room (H-I). Panel participants to include:

  • John de Groot, M.D., professor and chairman ad interim, Department of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • David Reardon, M.D., clinical director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Timothy Cloughesy, M.D., professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Nicholas Butowski, M.D., neuro-oncologist practicing at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. and director of translational research in neuro-oncology at the Brain Tumor Center
  • Zhong-ping Chen, M.D., founder chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery/Neuro-oncology at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, China and lead investigator of the Company's Phase 2 clinical trial of VAL-083 in first-line treatment of MGMT-unmethylated GBM
  • Naureen Quibria, Ph.D., Equity Research Associate, Maxim Group - Moderator

For information or to sign up to attend this event, please send an email request to

A recording of the event's proceedings will be available shortly following on the Company's website,


Located in San Diego, California, DelMar is focused on the development and commercialization of new therapies for cancer patients who have limited or no treatment options. By focusing on understanding tumor biology and mechanisms of treatment resistance, the Company identifies biomarkers to personalize new therapies in indications where patients are failing, or are unable to tolerate, standard-of-care treatments.

The Company's current pipeline is based around VAL-083, a "first-in-class", small-molecule chemotherapeutic with a novel mechanism of action that has demonstrated clinical activity against a range of cancers, including central nervous system, ovarian and other solid tumors (e.g., NSCLC, bladder cancer, head & neck) in U.S. clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Based on DelMar's internal research programs and these prior NCI-sponsored clinical studies, the Company is conducting clinical trials to support the development and commercialization of VAL-083 to solve significant unmet medical needs.

VAL-083 is being studied in two collaborator-supported, biomarker-driven Phase 2 clinical trials for MGMT-unmethylated GBM. Overcoming MGMT-mediated resistance represents a significant unmet medical need in the treatment of GBM.

Further information on DelMar's clinical trials can be found on

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Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the status of the Company's clinical trials and the reporting of the results. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.  The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's ability to develop, market and sell products based on its technology; the expected benefits and efficacy of the Company's products and technology; the availability of substantial additional funding for the Company to continue its operations and to conduct research and development, clinical studies and future product commercialization; and, the Company's business, research, product development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies.  These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2019, the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and the Company's Current Reports on Form 8-K.


John Marco
Managing Director

Jules Abraham
Director of Public Relations

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