SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX), a clinical stage targeted oncology company, today announced that a KRAS G12C poster will be presented by scientists from Mirati and Array BioPharma at the 255thAmerican Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition being held in Boston, MA, August 19-23, 2018. The poster will focus on the discovery and preclinical characterization of covalent inhibitors of KRAS G12C that have demonstrated potent pathway inhibition in cells and efficacy in tumor xenograft models.
"We are looking forward to the first public presentation of our orally-active series of covalent inhibitors of KRAS G12C. We will describe the identification of novel lead matter and the structure-based approach that led to increases in potency. Further, we will present in vivo data for an early lead molecule that resulted in regressions in a xenograft tumor model. These results led us to our lead candidate, MRTX849, that has a planned IND (investigational new drug) filing in Q4 2018," said Matt Marx, Ph.D., Vice President of Drug Discovery.
Details for the poster presentation are listed below.
Poster Title: Structure-based drug discovery of a selective, covalent KRAS G12C inhibitor with oral activity in animal models of cancer
Poster Number: MEDI 144
Date and Time: Sunday, August 197:00 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall B1, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
About Mirati Therapeutics
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage oncology company developing product candidates to address the genetic, epigenetic and immunological promoters of cancer. Our precision oncology clinical programs utilize next-generation genomic testing to identify and select cancer patients who we believe would be most likely to benefit from targeted drug treatment. In immuno-oncology, we are advancing clinical programs where our product candidates have the potential to improve the immune environment of tumor cells and may enhance and expand the efficacy of existing cancer immunotherapy medicines when given in combination. Our pre-clinical programs include potentially first-in-class and best-in-class product candidates specifically designed to address mutations and tumors where few treatment options exist. We approach each of our discovery and development programs with a singular focus: to translate our deep understanding of the molecular drivers of cancer into better therapies and better outcomes for patients. For more information, visit www.mirati.com.
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