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Syndax Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Syndax," the "Company" or "we") (Nasdaq: SNDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies, today announced that the Company's Menin-MLLr program will be featured during two presentations at the 60thAmerican Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting being held December 1-4, 2018 in San Diego, California. 

Oral Presentation Details:

Title: MLL-Menin Inhibition Reverses Pre-Leukemic Progenitor Self-Renewal Induced By NPM1 Mutations and Prevents AML Development
Presenter: Hannah Uckelmann, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  
Session Name: 602. Disordered Gene Expression in Hematologic Malignancy, including Disordered Epigenetic Regulation: Single Cell Profiling/Actionable Leukemia Targets 
Session Date: Monday, December 3, 2018  
Session Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PT  
Presentation Time: 8:15 a.m. PT  
Publication Number: 546 
Location:San Diego Convention Center, Room 9

Scientific Spotlight Session Details:

Title: Targeting Chromatin Complexes in MLL Rearranged Leukemia 
Presenter: Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Session Name: Biochemical and Genetic Insights Into MLL/11q23 Translocation Leukemia 
Session Date:
Sunday, December 2, 2018 
Session Time:  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT  
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 9 

About MLL Rearranged Leukemias

Rearrangements of the MLL gene give rise to an acute leukemia, MLL-r. MLL-r occurs in ~80% of infant acute leukemias and up to 10% of adult acute leukemias. It is associated with a poor prognosis, with less than 40% of infants with MLL-r surviving past 5 years. MLL rearrangements produce fusion proteins that require interaction with a protein called Menin in order to drive leukemic cancer growth. Disruption of the Menin-MLL-r interaction has been shown to halt the growth of MLL-r leukemic cells. MLL-r leukemias are routinely diagnosed through currently available cytogenetic screening techniques in leukemic cells, but there are currently no approved therapies indicated for MLL-r leukemias.

About NPM1c Acute Myeloid Leukemia

NPM1c represents another discrete form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) distinguished by point mutations in the NPM1 gene that drives the leukemic phenotype. NPM1c is the most common type of cytogenetically normal AML and represents ~30% of all diagnosed AML. This subtype of AML has a poor prognosis, with a 5-year overall survival rate of ~50%. Similar to MLL-r leukemias, NPM1c AML is highly dependent on the expression of specific developmental genes, shown to be negatively impacted by inhibitors of the menin-MLL1 interaction. NPM1c AML is routinely diagnosed through currently available screening techniques in leukemic cells, but there are currently no approved therapies indicated for NPM1c AML.

About Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Syndax Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, entinostat, a once-weekly, oral, small molecule, class I HDAC inhibitor, in combination with exemestane and several approved PD-1/PD-(L)1 antagonists. The Company's pipeline also includes SNDX-6352, a monoclonal antibody that blocks the colony stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1) receptor, as well as a portfolio of potent and selective inhibitors targeting the binding interaction of Menin with MLLr. For more information, please visit or follow the Company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Syndax's Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "believe" and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Syndax's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements about the progress, timing, clinical development and scope of clinical trials and the reporting of clinical data for Syndax's product candidates, and the potential use of our product candidates to treat various cancer indications. Many factors may cause differences between current expectations and actual results including unexpected safety or efficacy data observed during preclinical or clinical studies, clinical trial site activation or enrollment rates that are lower than expected, changes in expected or existing competition, changes in the regulatory environment, failure of Syndax's collaborators to support or advance collaborations or product candidates and unexpected litigation or other disputes. Other factors that may cause Syndax's actual results to differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements in this press release are discussed in Syndax's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" sections contained therein. Except as required by law, Syndax assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations, even as new information becomes available.

Syndax Contacts

Investor Contact 
Melissa Forst 
Argot Partners 
Tel 212.600.1902

Media Contact
David Rosen
Argot Partners 
Tel 212.600.1902



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