ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Presents Two Posters on Varlitinib at Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ASLAN Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ASLN, TPEx:6497), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company targeting cancers that are both highly prevalent in Asia and orphan indications in the United States and Europe, announced today the presentation of two posters on varlitinib at the 21st Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) held in Xiamen, China, from 19 to 23 September 2018.

Varlitinib is a potent, reversible, small molecule pan-HER inhibitor and is currently being developed by ASLAN across multiple indications including a global pivotal trial in biliary tract cancer and a global study in gastric cancer.

Details of the posters presented are as follows:

Poster title: Multicenter Phase 2 trial of varlitinib versus lapatinib in combination with capecitabine in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who failed prior trastuzumab therapy.
Board number: P-38
Abstract number: 1148
Date: 21 September 2018
Location: 2nd Floor of Xiamen International Conference Center, Front Porch of Strait Hall

Poster title: JADETREE: A phase 2A, single arm, multicentre study of varlitinib plus capecitabine in Chinese patients with advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancer (BTC).
Board number: C-12
Date: 20 September to 22 September 2018
Location: 2nd Floor of Xiamen International Conference Center, Area for the Innovative Drug Clinical Research Session

Copies of the posters are available to view and download from ASLAN Pharmaceuticals’ website.

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About varlitinib (ASLAN001) 
Varlitinib (ASLAN001) is a highly potent, oral, reversible, small molecule pan-HER inhibitor that targets the human epidermal growth factor receptors HER1, HER2 and HER4. These receptors can be mutated or overexpressed in many tumors, which can cause excessive proliferative activity and uncontrolled growth. Therefore, by inhibiting the activation of the HER receptors, varlitinib could inhibit proliferation and control tumor growth. Varlitinib is currently being studied in gastric, biliary tract, breast and colorectal cancers.  Varlitinib has been granted orphan drug designation in the United States for gastric cancer and cholangiocarcinoma, a sub-type of biliary tract cancer, and was awarded orphan drug designation for the treatment of biliary tract cancer by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in South Korea.

About ASLAN Pharmaceuticals
ASLAN Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ASLN, TPEx:6497) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for global markets. ASLAN targets diseases that are both highly prevalent in Asia and orphan indications in the United States and Europe. Led by a senior management team with extensive experience in global and regional development and commercialisation, ASLAN is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in Taiwan and China. ASLAN’s portfolio is comprised of four product candidates which target validated growth pathways applied to new patient segments, novel immune checkpoints and novel cancer metabolic pathways. ASLAN’s partners include Array BioPharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Almirall and CSL. For additional information please visit

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