SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATRA), a leading "off-the-shelf" T-cell immunotherapy company developing novel treatments for patients with cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS), today announced that Isaac Ciechanover, M.D., the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 37th Annual Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, MA.
A live webcast of the presentation will be available by visiting the Investors section of the Atara website at www.atarabio.com. An archived replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 14 days following the presentation.
About Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (@Atarabio) is a leading cell therapy company developing novel treatments for patients with cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS). The Company's "off-the-shelf", or allogeneic, T-cells are engineered from donors with healthy immune function and allow for rapid delivery from inventory to patients without a requirement for pretreatment. Atara's T-cell immunotherapies are designed to precisely recognize and eliminate cancerous or diseased cells without affecting normal, healthy cells. Atara's most advanced T-cell immunotherapy in development, ATA129, is being developed for the treatment of cancer patients with rituximab refractory Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-PTLD), as well as other EBV positive hematologic and solid tumors including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Phase 3 clinical studies of ATA129 in EBV-PTLD are expected to start in the second half of 2017 and a Phase 1/2 clinical study in NPC is planned for 2018. In addition, Atara expects to submit a conditional marketing authorization for ATA129 in the EU in 2018. ATA188, the Company's next generation T-cell immunotherapy for autoimmune diseases, selectively targets specific EBV antigens believed to be important for the potential treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). A Phase 1 clinical study of autologous ATA188 in progressive forms of MS is ongoing, and a Phase 1 allogeneic ATA188 clinical study is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. Atara's clinical pipeline also includes ATA520 targeting Wilms Tumor 1 (WT1) and ATA230 directed against cytomegalovirus (CMV).
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