NEWTON, Mass., July 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:KPTI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, today announced that Michael G. Kauffmann, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, will present at Cantor Fitzgerald's 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference will be held at Le Parker Meridien New York.
A live webcast of the event can be accessed under "Events & Presentations" in the Investors section of the Company's website at http://investors.karyopharm.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company's website for 30 days following the presentation.
About Karyopharm Therapeutics
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:KPTI) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport and related targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases. Karyopharm's SINE™ compounds function by binding with and inhibiting the nuclear export protein XPO1 (or CRM1). The Company's initial focus is on seeking regulatory approval and commercialization of its lead drug candidate, oral selinexor (KPT-330). To date, over 1,500 patients have been treated with selinexor and it is currently being evaluated in several mid- and later-stage clinical trials across multiple cancer indications including acute myeloid leukemia (SOPRA), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (SADAL), liposarcoma (SEAL) and in multiple myeloma in combination with low-dose dexamethasone (STORM) and backbone therapies (STOMP), among others. In addition to single-agent and combination activity against a variety of human cancers, SINE™ compounds have also shown biological activity in models of neurodegeneration, inflammation, autoimmune disease, certain viruses and wound-healing. Karyopharm, which was founded by Dr. Sharon Shacham, currently has five investigational programs in clinical or preclinical development. For more information, please visit www.karyopharm.com.
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