SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boundless Bio, a company interrogating and targeting extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA) in aggressive cancers, today announced presentations at the following upcoming conferences:
- 2020 CTIC Pre-JPM 4th Healthcare Investment Summit: Scott Moorefield, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer of Boundless Bio, will give a company overview on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 5:05 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. PST.
- Precision Medicine World Conference: Jason Christiansen, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of Boundless Bio, will give a presentation titled: “Targeting Extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), A New Approach To Targeting Cancers With High Copy Number Amplification.” The presentation will take place during the Emerging Therapeutics Showcase on January 24, 2020, at 2:15 p.m. PST.
Extrachromosomal DNA, or ecDNA, are large circles of DNA containing genes that are outside the cells’ chromosomes and can make many copies of themselves. ecDNA can be rapidly replicated within the cell, causing high numbers of oncogene copies, a trait that can be passed to daughter cells in asymmetric ways during cell division. Cells have the ability to upregulate or downregulate ecDNA and resulting oncogenes to ensure survival under selective pressures, including chemotherapy or radiation, making ecDNA one of cancer cells’ primary mechanisms of recurrence and treatment evasion. ecDNA are rarely seen in healthy cells but are found in many solid tumor cancers. They are a key driver of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat cancers, specifically those characterized by high copy number amplification of oncogenes.
About Boundless Bio
Boundless Bio is a biotechnology company focused on interrogating a novel area of cancer biology, extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), to deliver transformative therapies to patients with previously intractable cancers. For more information, visit www.boundlessbio.com.