May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX), a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced that Phase 1b data from the ongoing Phase 1b/2a study of its lead CDK4/6 inhibitor trilaciclib as a first-line combination treatment in patients with extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) will be presented in a poster session at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, to be held June 2 – 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Details on the poster are as follows:
Title: Trilaciclib (G1T28): A cyclin dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor, in combination with etoposide and carboplatin (EP) for extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC)—Phase 1b results
Abstract Number: 8568
Poster Session: Lung Cancer—Non-Small Cell Local-Regional/Small Cell/Other Thoracic Cancers
Poster Number: 304
Date / Time: Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT
Location: McCormick Place, Hall A
Presenter: Caio Max S. Rocha Lima, M.D.; Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Additional information on the meeting can be found on the ASCO website: https://am.asco.org/.
About Trilaciclib (G1T28)
Trilaciclib is a potential first-in-class short-acting CDK4/6 inhibitor in development to preserve hematopoietic stem cells and enhance immune system function during chemotherapy. Trilaciclib is administered intravenously prior to chemotherapy and has the potential to significantly improve treatment outcomes.
Trilaciclib is being evaluated in four randomized Phase 2 clinical trials: a study in newly diagnosed, treatment-naive small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients (NCT02499770), a study in previously treated SCLC patients (NCT02514447), a study in combination with atezolizumab and chemotherapy in SCLC patients (NCT03041311) and a study in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (NCT02978716).
About G1 Therapeutics, Inc.
G1 Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. G1’s two clinical assets, trilaciclib and G1T38, are CDK4/6 inhibitors, a validated and promising class of targets for anti-cancer therapeutics. Trilaciclib and G1T38 have broad therapeutic potential in many forms of cancer and may serve as the backbone of multiple combination regimens. In addition, G1 has exclusively in-licensed G1T48, a potential first/best-in-class oral selective estrogen receptor degrader, or SERD, which is targeted for the treatment of a particular type of breast cancer.
G1 is based in Research Triangle Park, NC. For additional information about G1, please visit www.g1therapeutics.com.
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