SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (MEIP), a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on advancing new therapies for cancer, today announced that Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at the 29th Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The conference will take place March 19-20, in New York, N.Y.
A live audio webcast of the event can be accessed on the Events & Presentations page of the Investors section of MEI Pharma's website at http://www.meipharma.com.
An archived replay of the webcast will be available on MEI Pharma's website for at least 30 days after the live event concludes.
About MEI Pharma
MEI Pharma, Inc. (MEIP) is a San Diego-based pharmaceutical company focused on leveraging its extensive development and oncology expertise to identify and advance new 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 acute myeloid leukemia (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 myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MEI Pharma's clinical development pipeline also includes ME-401, a highly differentiated oral PI3K delta inhibitor currently in a Phase 2 study in patients with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma intended to support MEI's accelerated approval registration strategy if successful. The Company is also developing voruciclib, an oral, selective CDK inhibitor shown to suppress MCL1, a known mechanism of resistance to BCL2 inhibitors and ME-344, a novel mitochondrial inhibitor currently in an investigator-initiated study in combination with bevacizumab for the treatment of HER2-negative breast cancer. Pracinostat, ME-401, ME-344 and voruciclib 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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