SAN DIEGO, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, today announced that Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at two upcoming investor conferences:
The 12th Annual Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm Eastern time from the Westin Boston Waterfront; and
The 24th Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time from the Millennium Broadway New York.
Live webcasts of the presentations can be accessed at www.meipharma.com. Replays will be available approximately one hour after the presentations.
About MEI Pharma
MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) is a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. The Company's portfolio of drug candidates includes pracinostat, an oral HDAC inhibitor that is partnered with Helsinn Healthcare, SA. Pracinostat has been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed AML who are unfit for intensive chemotherapy. Pracinostat is also being developed in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of patients with high and very high-risk MDS. MEI Pharma's clinical development pipeline also includes ME-401, a highly differentiated oral PI3K delta inhibitor currently in a dose-escalation study in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL or follicular lymphoma. The Company is also developing ME-344, a novel mitochondrial inhibitor currently in an investigator-sponsored study in combination with bevacizumab in HER2-negative breast cancer. Pracinostat, ME-401 and ME-344 are investigational agents and are not approved for use in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.meipharma.com.
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