TESARO Announces Six Abstracts to be Presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

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WALTHAM, Mass., May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TESARO, Inc. (TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced the presentation of six abstracts at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, May 30 to June 3, 2014, in Chicago. The presentations will include detailed results from the three Phase 3 trials of rolapitant, an investigational neurokinin-1, or NK-1, receptor antagonist in development for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), and data from a Phase 1 combination study of niraparib, an orally active inhibitor of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, or PARP.

ASCO Presentation Details

Rolapitant:
Phase 3 trial results for rolapitant, a novel NK-1 receptor antagonist, in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in subjects receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC)
June 1, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abstract #9633, Poster Board: #283, Patient and Survivor Care Track

Safety of rolapitant, a novel NK-1 receptor antagonist, for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC or HEC)
June 1, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abstract #9636, Poster Board: #286, Patient and Survivor Care Track

Phase 3 trial results for rolapitant, a novel NK-1 receptor antagonist, in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in subjects receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC)
June 1, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abstract #9638, Poster Board: #288, Patient and Survivor Care Track

Phase 1 positron emission tomography (PET) study of the receptor occupancy of rolapitant, a novel NK-1 receptor antagonist
Abstract #e20690, Publication only

Niraparib:
A phase 3 randomized double-blind trial of maintenance with niraparib versus placebo in patients with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer (ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial)
May 31, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abstract #TPS5625, Poster Board: #400A, Gynecologic Cancer Track

A phase I study of niraparib in combination with temozolomide (TMZ) in patients with advanced cancer
May 31, 2014 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Abstract #2092, Poster Board: #57, Central Nervous System Tumors Track

A phase 3 randomized trial of niraparib versus physician's choice in previously treated, HER2-negative, germline-BRCA mutated breast cancer patients: Intergroup study EORTC-1307-BCG and BIG5-13
June 2, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abstract #TPS659, Poster Board: #119B, Breast Cancer Track

Food Effect Sub Study of a Phase 3 Randomized Double-blind Trial of Maintenance with Niraparib (MK4827), a Poly(ADP)ribose Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitor versus Placebo in Patients with Platinum Sensitive Ovarian Cancer
Abstract #e16531, Publication only

TSR-011:
Phase 1/2 study of TSR-011, a potent inhibitor of ALK and TRK, including crizotinib-resistant mutations
Abstract #e19005, Publication only

Investor Briefing

TESARO will host an investor briefing in Chicago on Sunday, June 1 at 6:15 PM local time in conjunction with the ASCO annual meeting. At this briefing, TESARO management will review rolapitant clinical data, discuss the niraparib development strategy and provide an update on its TSR-011 and immuno-oncology programs. In addition to members of the senior management team of TESARO, Jeffrey Patton, M.D. of Tennessee Oncology, a practicing oncologist with extensive experience in the treatment of patients with a variety of cancers, and Drew Pardoll, M.D., Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University, an expert in immuno-oncology approaches such as those targeting PD-1, TIM-3, LAG-3 and other immune regulators, will take part in discussions with investors. This event will be webcast live and archived for 30 days, and may be accessed from the TESARO Investor Events and Presentations webpage at www.tesarobio.com.

About TESARO

TESARO is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients by acquiring, developing and commercializing safer and more effective therapeutics. For more information, visit www.tesarobio.com.

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Contact:
Investor/Media Contact:
Jennifer Davis
Sr. Director, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
+1.781.325.1116 or jdavis@tesarobio.com

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