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Salarius Pharmaceuticals Announces Acceptance of Abstract for 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program

HOUSTON, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLRX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company targeting cancers caused by dysregulated gene expression, announced today that an abstract on the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of seclidemstat in Ewing sarcoma has been accepted as a poster at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program to be held Friday, May 29, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The poster, titled, “A phase I/II clinical trial of the reversible LSD1 inhibitor, seclidemstat, in patients with relapsed/refractory Ewing sarcoma,” will provide an overview of the ongoing open-label, non-randomized dose-escalation/dose-expansion Phase 1/2 clinical trial of seclidemstat in patients with relapsed or refractory Ewing sarcoma. The primary objective of the trial is to assess seclidemstat’s safety and tolerability while secondary objectives include pharmacokinetics, preliminary efficacy and exploratory pharmacodynamic markers.

“We are pleased to be given the opportunity to provide a clinical trials in progress abstract for our lead investigational candidate, seclidemstat, a reversible LSD1 inhibitor now being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in patients with relapsed or refractory Ewing sarcoma,” said David Arthur, President and Chief Executive of Salarius Pharmaceuticals. “Ewing sarcoma is a rare and deadly bone cancer that most often strikes children and young adults and for which there are no targeted therapies approved. Seclidemstat has demonstrated a potential to address this considerable unmet need. Our ongoing study has achieved important dose escalation and enrollment advances over the past year, and we look forward to advancing seclidemstat’s development so that it may soon be available to patients most in need.”

Details of the presentation are as follows:

Title: A phase I/II clinical trial of the reversible LSD1 inhibitor, seclidemstat, in patients with relapsed/refractory Ewing sarcoma
Abstract Number: TPS11567
Poster Number: 455
Session: Sarcoma

About Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage oncology company targeting cancers caused by dysregulated gene expression and is developing treatments for patients that need them the most. Epigenetics refers to the regulatory system that affects gene expression. Salarius’ lead candidate, seclidemstat, is currently in clinical development (Phase 1/2 trial) for treating relapsed/refractory Ewing sarcoma, for which it has received Fast Track Designation, Orphan Drug Designation and Rare Pediatric Disease Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Salarius is also developing seclidemstat for a number of cancers, with a second Phase 1/2 clinical study targeting advanced solid tumors, including prostate, breast and ovarian cancers.

Forward-Looking Statements
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