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NextCure Announces Presentations on Targets in Development by Collaborators at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

November 4, 2021 at 9:15 AM EDT

BELTSVILLE, Md., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel, first-in-class immunomedicines to treat cancer and other immune-related diseases, today announced that new data from two research studies will be presented during oral and poster sessions at the 63rd annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia and in a virtual platform on December 11-14, 2021.

The data come from research studies evaluating the role of Siglec-15 (S15) in B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and potential to target S15 in childhood leukemia in collaboration with Emory University, and the impact of LAIR-1 expression on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) blasts and the use of LAIR-1 monoclonal antibodies in AML in collaboration with Vanderbilt University.

Details related to the poster presentations are as follows:

Title: Siglec-15 is a Novel Immunomodulatory Protein and Therapeutic Target in Childhood Leukemia
Presenting Author: Claire E. Pillsbury, Emory University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 515
Session Name: 614. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemias: Therapies, Excluding Transplantation and Cellular Immunotherapies II
Session Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Session Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Presentation Time: 5:30 PM

Title: A Novel LAIR-1 antibody selectively targets AML stem cells
Presenting Author: Tae Kon Kim, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 3413
Session Name: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemias: Investigational Therapies, Excluding Transplantation and Cellular Immunotherapies: Poster III
Session Date & Time: Monday, December 13, 2021
Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

About NextCure, Inc.
NextCure is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel, first-in-class immunomedicines to treat cancer and other immune-related diseases. Through our proprietary FIND-IO™ platform, we study various immune cells to discover and understand targets and structural components of immune cells and their functional impact in order to develop immunomedicines. Our initial focus is to bring hope and new treatments to patients who do not respond to current cancer therapies, patients whose cancer progresses despite treatment and patients with cancer types not adequately addressed by available therapies.

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