Verastem: Novel Drugs Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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.




July 10, 2014
Verastem Presents Results and Updated Development Plans at Annual Research and Development Day

July 8, 2014
Verastem to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell and Host Annual Research and Development Day on July 10, 2014

June 24, 2014
Verastem’s Published Scientific Data on Targeting Mesothelioma Cancer Stem Cells Receives Coverage in AACR’s Cancer Discovery


Cancer Stem Cells

The majority of cancer drugs, while killing the bulk of tumor cells, ultimately fail to induce durable clinical responses. A reason for this failure may be the presence of a minority of cells in the tumor called cancer stem cells which are resistant to existing cancer therapies.

Using our proprietary technology we are identifying and developing drugs that target and kill cancer stem cells.

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