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Tuesday 09 October, 2018

NuCana plc

NuCana to Present New Data from its ProTide Portfolio at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress

NuCana to Present New Data from its ProTide Portfolio at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NuCana plc (NASDAQ:NCNA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on significantly improving treatment outcomes for patients with cancer, today announced that investigators will present new data from the Acelarin (NUC-1031) and NUC-3373 programs at the ESMO 2018 Congress to be held October 19-23, 2018, in Munich, Germany.  These data include the latest results from the ABC-08 Phase Ib front-line study of Acelarin plus cisplatin in advanced biliary tract cancer, as well as a recruitment update from the Acelarate Phase III front-line study of Acelarin in pancreatic cancer. In addition, results from the NuTide:301 Phase I study of NUC-3373 in advanced solid tumors will be presented.

Hugh S. Griffith, NuCana’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited about sharing these latest data at ESMO and the potential of our pipeline of innovative ProTides to transform the treatment of patients with cancer.”

Details of NuCana’s poster presentations are as follows:

Poster Presentation Session Date & Time: October 21, 2018, 12:45pm CEST
Title: A new ProTide, NUC-1031, combined with cisplatin for the first-line treatment of advanced biliary tract cancer (ABC-08)
Presentation Number: 758P
Session Title: Basic science, Endocrine tumours, Gastrointestinal tumours - colorectal & non-colorectal, Head and neck cancer (excluding thyroid), Melanoma and other skin tumours, Neuroendocrine tumours, Thyroid cancer, Tumour biology & pathology
Location: Hall A3, Poster Area Networking Hub
Presenter: Dr. Mairead McNamara

Poster Presentation Session Date & Time: October 21, 2018, 12:45pm CEST
Title: ACELARATE – A randomised Phase III, open label, clinical study comparing NUC-1031 with gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic carcinoma
Presentation Number: 788TiP
Session Title: Basic science, Endocrine tumours, Gastrointestinal tumours - colorectal & non-colorectal, Head and neck cancer (excluding thyroid), Melanoma and other skin tumours, Neuroendocrine tumours, Thyroid cancer, Tumour biology & pathology
Location: Hall A3 - Poster Area Networking Hub
Presenter: Professor Daniel Palmer

Poster Presentation Session Date & Time: October 22, 2018, 12:45pm CEST
Title: A Phase I first-in-human, dose-escalation and expansion study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of NUC-3373 in patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic solid malignancies
Presentation Number: 442TiP
Session Title: Breast cancer - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, CNS tumours, Developmental therapeutics, Genitourinary tumours - prostate & non-prostate, Palliative care, Psycho-oncology, Public health policy, Sarcoma, Supportive care
Location: Hall A3 - Poster Area Networking Hub
Presenter: Professor Sarah Blagden

Abstracts and full session details can be found at www.esmo.org

About NuCana plc

NuCana® is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on significantly improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients by applying our ProTideTM technology to transform some of the most widely prescribed chemotherapy agents, nucleoside analogs, into more effective and safer medicines. While these conventional agents remain part of the standard of care for the treatment of many solid tumors, their efficacy is limited by cancer cell resistance mechanisms and they are often poorly tolerated. Utilizing our proprietary technology, we are developing new medicines, ProTides, designed to overcome key cancer resistance mechanisms and generate much higher concentrations of anti-cancer metabolites in cancer cells.

Our most advanced ProTide candidates, Acelarin® (NUC-1031) and NUC-3373, are new chemical entities derived from the nucleoside analogs gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, respectively, two widely used chemotherapy agents. Acelarin is currently being evaluated in three clinical studies, including a Phase Ib study for patients with biliary tract cancer, a Phase II study for patients with ovarian cancer and a Phase III study for patients with pancreatic cancer. NUC-3373 is currently in a Phase I study for the potential treatment of a wide range of advanced solid tumors.

For more information, please visit: www.nucana.com

Forward-Looking Statements

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For more information, please contact:

?NuCana plc

?Hugh S. Griffith ?Chief Executive Officer T: +44 131-357-1111 E: [email protected]?

Westwicke Partners

?Chris Brinzey? T: +1 339-970-2843?E: [email protected]?

RooneyPartners

?Marion Janic ?T: +1 212-223-4017?E: [email protected]


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