AMES, Iowa, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) today announced that abstracts from two Phase 2 studies of indoximod, used in combination with other agents, are now available on the website of the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Presentation sessions and times are noted below. Additional data will be presented at ASCO.
Abstract 9512, Phase 2 trial of the IDO pathway inhibitor indoximod plus checkpoint inhibition for the treatment of patients with advanced melanoma, presented by Yousef Zakharia, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Poster Session “Melanoma/Skin Cancers” – Poster Board #339 – Mon, Jun 4, 1:15PM – 4:45PM, McCormick Place, Hall A
- Poster Discussion Session – Mon, Jun 4, 4:45PM – 6:00PM, McCormick Place, Rm E451
Abstract 4015, Phase 2 trial of the IDO pathway inhibitor indoximod plus gemcitabine / nab-paclitaxel for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreas cancer, presented by Nathan Bahary, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Center Pavilion
- Poster Session “Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer” – Poster Board #204 – Sun, Jun 3, 8:00AM – 11:30AM, McCormick Place, Hall A
- Poster Discussion Session – Sun, Jun 3, 4:45PM – 6:00PM, McCormick Place, Hall D2
Indoximod is an investigational, orally available small molecule targeting the IDO pathway. The IDO pathway is a key immuno-oncology target involved in regulating the tumor microenvironment and immune escape. Indoximod is being evaluated in combination with treatment regimens including chemotherapy, radiation, checkpoint blockade and cancer vaccines across multiple indications such as AML, DIPG and melanoma.
About NewLink Genetics Corporation
NewLink Genetics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on discovering, developing and commercializing novel immuno-oncology product candidates to improve the lives of patients with cancer. NewLink Genetics’ IDO pathway inhibitors are designed to harness multiple components of the immune system to combat cancer. For more information, please visit www.newlinkgenetics.com and follow us on Twitter @NLNKGenetics.
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