WILMETTE, Ill., Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Monopar Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: MNPR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing proprietary therapeutics designed to extend life or improve the quality of life for cancer patients, today announced that the abstract on its drug candidate MNPR-202 has been selected for a poster presentation at the 64th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition (ASH 2022). ASH 2022, being held in New Orleans, is the premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology. This poster will be the first release of data from Monopar’s ongoing collaboration with Dr. Anand Jeyasekharan of the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore Hospital.
Dr. Jeyasekharan is exploring how MNPR-202 affects DNA damage response and immune system pathways in cancer cells, resulting in cell death. The aim is to identify cancer indications where MNPR-202 could have significant potential as a monotherapy and/or in combination with immunotherapy. MNPR-202 was designed to retain the same potentially non-cardiotoxic backbone as Monopar’s clinical-stage doxorubicin analog camsirubicin, but is modified at other positions which may enable it to work in certain cancers that are resistant to camsirubicin and doxorubicin.
“We have been thrilled with the progress of the collaboration,” said Chandler Robinson, MD, Monopar’s Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Jeyasekharan is a leading expert on how the immune system recognizes cancer cells upon DNA-damaging chemotherapy, and his insights and preclinical experiments have yielded promising and helpful data. We are excited for the opportunity to share the findings at ASH 2022.”
Event: 64th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition
Date: December 10 – 13, 2022
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
About Monopar Therapeutics Inc.
Monopar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing proprietary therapeutics designed to extend life or improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Monopar’s pipeline consists of Validive® (Phase 2b/3) for the prevention of chemoradiotherapy-induced severe oral mucositis in oropharyngeal cancer patients; camsirubicin (Phase 1b) for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma; a late-stage preclinical antibody, MNPR-101, for advanced cancers and severe COVID-19; and an early-stage camsirubicin analog, MNPR-202, for various cancers. For more information, visit: www.monopartx.com.
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