Vincerx Pharma To Host Key Opinion Leader Webinar on Bioconjugation and CDK9 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Hematologic and Solid Tumors
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vincerx Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: VINC), a biopharmaceutical company aspiring to address the unmet medical needs of patients with cancer through paradigm-shifting therapeutics, today announced that it will be hosting a key opinion leader (KOL) meeting on bioconjugation and CDK9 inhibitors for the treatment of hematologic and solid tumors on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET.
The event will feature presentations by KOLs Brian Druker, M.D., Knight Cancer Institute, and Anthony W. Tolcher, M.D., NEXT Oncology™. Dr. Tolcher will discuss tackling normal tissue toxicity from antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and Dr. Druker will discuss CDK9 in hematologic malignancies. Drs. Druker and Tolcher will be available to answer questions following the formal presentations.
Vincerx’s management team will discuss its poster titled, “A novel small molecule drug conjugate -avß3 integrin antagonist linked to a cytotoxic camptothecin derivative- for the treatment of multiple cancer types,” which will be presented at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, as well as the Company’s bioconjugation platform. Vincerx’s preclinical bioconjugation platform seeks to address the current limitations of small-molecule and antibody-drug conjugates in oncology and consists of VIP236, a small molecule drug conjugate (SMDC) targeting advanced and metastatic cancer, as well as VIP943 and VIP924, two ADCs targeting hematologic tumors.
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Anthony W. Tolcher, M.D. is CEO and Founder of NEXT Oncology™, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, Phase I group that seeks to transform early clinical trials. NEXT Oncology’s mission isto accelerate the next breakthrough medicines for cancer and the vision is to be the most successful and respected Phase I program in oncology research. Dr. Tolcher served as President and Co- Founder of START LLC from 2009- 2018, one of the world’s largest Clinical Phase I and early drug development operations in cancer medicine with 5 locations in San Antonio Texas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Madrid Spain; and Shanghai China.
Dr. Tolcher is a medical oncologist who has over 25 years’ experience in early drug development and clinical trials. He has been involved in many of the initial phase I studies of new agents that subsequently were FDA approved for the treatment of cancer including pembrolizumab (Keytruda), copanlisib (Aliqopa), trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla), regorafenib (Stivarga), liposomal vincristine (Marqibo), cabazitaxel (Jevtana), carfilzomib (Kyprolis), gefitinib (Iressa), erlotinib (Tarceva), and eribulin (Halaven). He is currently the principal investigator on 40 phase I clinical studies, is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and Annals of Oncology. He has chaired the Developmental Therapeutics Review Committee for the American Association of Clinical Oncology Annual Scientific Program. Dr. Tolcher has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research, as well as an author of nine book chapters
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