SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) (TSX:APS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class agents that target the dysregulated processes and signaling pathways of cancer cells and address unmet medical needs of patients with life-threatening hematologic cancers, today announced that William G. Rice, Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Gregory K. Chow, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate at the upcoming conferences:

• Cowen and Company 37th Annual Healthcare Conference
Time:8:40 a.m. ET
Date:Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Location:Boston, MA
Live webcast:
• 29th Annual ROTH Conference
Time:12:00 p.m. PT
Date:Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location:Laguna Niguel, CA
Live webcast:

The audio webcasts can also be accessed through the Aptose website at and will be archived shortly after the live event and available for 90 days.

About Aptose Biosciences

Aptose Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to discovering and developing personalized therapies addressing unmet medical needs in oncology. Aptose is advancing first-in-class agents directed against fundamental drug targets at the leading edge of cancer research. The company's small molecule cancer therapeutics pipeline includes products designed to provide single agent efficacy and to enhance the efficacy of other anti-cancer therapies and regimens without overlapping toxicities. For further information, please visit

CONTACT: For further information, please contact:

Aptose Biosciences
Greg Chow, CFO

SMP Communications
Susan Pietropaolo