BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRVS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel immuno-oncology therapies, today announced that it will present data on lead checkpoint inhibitor CPI-444 from its ongoing Phase 1/1b study in an oral session at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 32nd Annual Meeting, which is taking place November 8-12 in National Harbor, Maryland. Following are the details for the oral presentation.
Title: Clinical Activity of Adenosine A2a Receptor (A2aR) Inhibitor CPI-444 is Associated with Tumor Expression of Adenosine Pathway Genes and Tumor Immune Modulation
Presenter: Jason J. Luke, M.D., FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine
Session: Clinical Trials: Novel Combinations
Presentation Date and Time: November 11, 2017, 5:45 - 6:00 p.m. EST
About Corvus Pharmaceuticals
Corvus Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of small molecule and antibody agents that target the immune system to treat patients with cancer. These agents block or modify crucial immune checkpoints and reprogram immune T-cells. Corvus’ lead product, CPI-444, is a checkpoint inhibitor that is designed to disable a tumor’s ability to subvert attack by the immune system by inhibiting adenosine in the tumor microenvironment. CPI-444 is a small molecule that is taken orally. CPI-444 is currently being evaluated in a multicenter Phase 1/1b clinical trial in patients with various solid tumors. This successive expansion cohort trial is examining the activity of CPI-444 both as a single agent and in combination with Genentech’s Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), an anti-PD-L1 antibody. Corvus is conducting the trial with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, under a clinical trial collaboration the two companies entered into in October 2015. For more information, visit: www.corvuspharma.com.
Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) is a registered trademark of Genentech.
Guillermo Elias, PhD
Director, Business Development
Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.