VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMPI) ("DelMar" and the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, today announced that it will be presenting at the 18th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference being held September 11-13, 2016, at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City.
Jeffrey Bacha, DelMar's president and CEO, will present at the Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 10:50-11:15 AM EDT in the Kennedy II ballroom at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. A live webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing a link that will be posted on the Company's website (www.DelMarPharma.com). A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the presentation ends and will be accessible for one month.
DelMar will also host a separate teleconference for shareholders and investors unable to attend the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 5PM EDT. Interested parties can access the call by dialing toll free 1-800-862-9098 or via the internet at: https://engage.vevent.com/rt/delmar_ao~73915172
During these presentations, Mr. Bacha and DelMar management will outline the Company's plans for the remainder of 2016, including steps to advance VAL-083 into pivotal Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. DelMar will also provide an update on the status of clinical trials with VAL-083 planned in newly diagnosed GBM and lung cancer.
VAL-083 is a "first-in-class", small-molecule chemotherapeutic. In more than 40 Phase I and II clinical studies sponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, VAL-083 demonstrated safety and efficacy in treating a number of cancers including lung, brain, cervical, ovarian tumors and leukemia. VAL-083 is approved in China for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia and lung cancer and has received orphan drug designation in the U.S. for the treatment of gliomas, medulloblastoma and ovarian cancer as well as in Europe for the treatment of glioma.
DelMar recently announced the results of a Phase I/II clinical trial for patients with refractory GBM and the successful completion of an End of Phase II meeting with the US FDA. As a potential treatment for glioblastoma, VAL-083's mechanism of action appears to be unaffected by the expression of MGMT, a DNA repair enzyme that causes chemotherapy resistance to front-line treatment with Temodar® (temozolomide).
About DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded to develop and commercialize proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications where patients are failing or have become intolerable to modern targeted or biologic treatments. The Company's drug in development, VAL-083, is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S. as a potential treatment for refractory glioblastoma multiforme. VAL-083 has been extensively studied by U.S. National Cancer Institute, and is currently approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and lung cancer in China. Published pre-clinical and clinical data suggest that VAL-083 may be active against a range of tumor types via a novel mechanism of action that could provide improved treatment options for patients.
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