Wed. 6 Jul 2022, 7:00am ET Benzinga Press Releases

BOSTON, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ikena Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKNA, "Ikena"))), a targeted oncology company forging new territory in patient-directed cancer treatment, today announced that Mark Manfredi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Ikena, will participate in a panel discussion at the William Blair Biotech Focus Conference, taking place Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in New York, NY. Management will also be conducting one-on-one investor meetings at the conference.

Details on the panel can be found below:

William Blair Biotech Focus Conference 2022

Panel Title: Next Generation Small Molecules in Oncology

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

About Ikena Oncology

Ikena OncologyTM is focused on developing novel therapies targeting key signaling pathways that drive the formation and spread of cancer. The Company's lead targeted oncology program, IK-930, is a TEAD inhibitor addressing the Hippo signaling pathway, a known tumor suppressor pathway that also drives resistance to multiple targeted therapies. The Company's ongoing discovery research spans the Hippo pathway as well as the RAS signaling pathway. Additional programs targeting the tumor microenvironment and immune signaling are in the clinic, including IK-175, an aryl hydrocarbon receptor antagonist, which is being developed in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb. Ikena's pipeline is built on addressing genetically defined or biomarker-driven cancers and developing therapies that can serve specific patient populations in need of new therapeutic options. To learn more, visit www.ikenaoncology.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, without limitation, implied and express statements regarding Ikena's strategy, business plans and focus; and the progress of the preclinical and clinical development of the programs in Ikena's portfolio. The words "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "project," "potential," "continue," "target" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.

Any forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties associated with the following: the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on countries or regions in which Ikena has operations or does business, as well as on the timing and anticipated results of its clinical trials, strategy and future operations, the therapeutic potential of Ikena's product candidates and the timing and completion of its clinical trials and related data analyses; positive results from a clinical study may not necessarily be predictive of the results of future or ongoing clinical studies, Ikena's ability to fund its research and development efforts, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Ikena's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which is on file with the SEC, as updated by any subsequent SEC filings. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Ikena expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Contact:

Rebecca Cohen

Ikena Oncology


Media Contact:

Gwen Schanker

LifeSci Communications