Sapience Therapeutics to Present Data on its Two Lead Programs at 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II

HARRISON, NY / ACCESSWIRE / June 17, 2020 / –Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, announced today that it will present two posters at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Meeting II taking place on June 22-24, 2020. Sapience will present preclinical data on its ST101 program and data on its β-catenin antagonist program. Both poster presentations will take place in the Intracellular Pathways as Drug Targets session and will be released on June 22nd for viewing.

Details of the two virtual poster presentations are as follows:

Abstract Title: C/EBPβ antagonist peptide, ST101, attenuates oncogenic gene transactivation in cancer cells to drive antitumor activity
Session Title: Intracellular Pathways as Drug Targets
Abstract Number: 6380
Poster Number: 1817

Abstract Title: β-catenin antagonist peptide attenuates oncogenic gene transactivation and promotes antitumor activity in breast cancer models
Session Title: Intracellular Pathways as Drug Targets
Abstract Number: 7148
Poster Number: 1816

About Sapience Therapeutics

Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., is a privately held, preclinical biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing peptide-based therapeutics for major unmet medical needs, particularly high mortality cancers. With platform-based discovery of peptide therapeutics that disrupt protein-protein interactions, Sapience’s molecules hold potential to target intracellular interactions that are traditionally considered “undruggable targets”. Its lead compound, ST101, is a first-in-class molecule with potential applications in various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. In 2016, Sapience Therapeutics closed its Series A financing, which was led by Eshelman Ventures and included investments from Celgene Corporation, TaiAn Technologies Corporation and Healthlink Capital. For more information on Sapience Therapeutics, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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Sapience Therapeutics, Inc.
Barry Kappel
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Released June 17, 2020