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Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Cerdulatinib Data to be Presented at the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML)

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc.® (Nasdaq:PTLA) today announced that clinical results from the Phase 2 study of cerdulatinib in patients with relapsed/refractory b-cell malignancies will be shared in an oral presentation at the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML), which is taking place from June 14-17 in Lugano, Switzerland. 

Cerdulatinib is an investigational oral, dual SYK/JAK kinase inhibitor in development to treat patients with resistant or relapsed hematologic cancers. Cerdulatinib inhibits two key signaling pathways that promote cancer cell growth in certain hematologic malignancies.
Details regarding the oral presentation follow.

Oral Presentation Details:

  • Abstract Title: The Dual SYK/JAK Inhibitor Cerdulatinib Demonstrates Rapid Tumor Responses in a Phase 2 Study in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell Malignancies
  • Presenting Author: P.A. Hamlin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Presentation Date and Time: June 15, 2017 at 4:40 p.m. CEST
  • Location: Room A, Cinema Corso and Aula Magna (Lugano University)

About Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Portola Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company developing product candidates that could significantly advance the fields of thrombosis and other hematologic diseases. The Company is advancing three programs, including betrixaban, an oral, once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor; AndexXa™ (andexanet alfa), a recombinant protein designed to reverse the anticoagulant effect in patients treated with an oral or injectable Factor Xa inhibitor; and cerdulatinib, a SYK/JAK inhibitor in development to treat hematologic cancers. Portola's partnered program is focused on developing selective SYK inhibitors for inflammatory conditions. For more information, visit http://www.portola.com and follow the Company on Twitter @Portola_Pharma.

Investor Contact:
Ana Kapor
Portola Pharmaceuticals
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