CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SYRS), a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery and development of medicines to control the expression of genes, today announced that it will host a key opinion leader (KOL) breakfast symposium focused on the unmet need, treatment landscape and opportunity for new combination approaches in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from 8:30-10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in New York City. Syros is currently evaluating SY-1425, its first-in-class, selective retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARα) agonist, in a Phase 2 clinical trial in combination with standard-of-care and targeted therapies in genomically defined subsets of AML and MDS patients.

The event will feature presentations from Rachel J. Cook, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Site Director for Acute Leukemia at the Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University and Eytan M. Stein, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine; Leukemia Service, Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Additionally, members of Syros’ management will provide an overview of SY-1425 and review preclinical and clinical data supporting its combination strategy with SY-1425.

A live webcast of the event will be available on the Investors & Media section of the Syros website at An archived replay of the webcast will be available for approximately 30 days following each presentation.

About Syros Pharmaceuticals
Syros is pioneering the understanding of the non-coding region of the genome to advance a new wave of medicines that control expression of genes. Syros has built a proprietary platform that is designed to systematically and efficiently analyze this unexploited region of DNA in human disease tissue to identify and drug novel targets linked to genomically defined patient populations. Because gene expression is fundamental to the function of all cells, Syros’ gene control platform has broad potential to create medicines that achieve profound and durable benefit across a range of diseases. Syros is currently focused on cancer and monogenic diseases and is advancing a growing pipeline of gene control medicines. Syros’ lead drug candidates are SY-1425, a selective RARα agonist in a Phase 2 clinical trial for genomically defined subsets of patients with acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, and SY-1365, a selective CDK7 inhibitor in a Phase 1 clinical trial for patients with advanced solid tumors. Led by a team with deep experience in drug discovery, development and commercialization, Syros is located in Cambridge, Mass.

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Syros Pharmaceuticals
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Source: Syros Pharmaceuticals