Verastem to Present at the 2012 Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

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Verastem to Present at the 2012 Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Verastem, Inc., (NAS: VSTM) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells, announced the presentation of data at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics on November 6-9, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland.

The details of the Verastem poster presentations are as follows:


Title: FAK Inhibitor VS-4718 Attenuates Breast Cancer Stem Cell Function and Inhibits Tumor Growth in Vivo
Date: November 8, 2012, from 12:00 to 2:15 pm GMT
Session: Signal Transduction Modulators
Abstract Number: 400
Location: Auditorium at the Convention Centre Dublin

Title: The Pan-PI3K/mTOR Kinase Inhibitor VS-5584 Preferentially Targets Cancer Stem Cells in Breast Cancer Models
Date: November 8, 2012, from 12:00 to 2:15 pm GMT
Session: Signal Transduction Modulators
Abstract Number: 405
Location: Auditorium at the Convention Centre Dublin

About Verastem, Inc.
Verastem, Inc. (NAS: VSTM) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells are an underlying cause of tumor recurrence and metastasis. Verastem is developing small molecule inhibitors of signaling pathways that are critical to cancer stem cell survival and proliferation: FAK, PI3K/mTOR and Wnt. For more information, please visit www.verastem.com.

Forward-looking statements:
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.



Verastem, Inc.
Investor contact:
Brian Sullivan, 617-252-9314
bsullivan@verastem.com
or
Media contact:
Kari Watson, 781-235-3060
kwatson@macbiocom.com

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