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 this month:
- 5th Annual Biomarker and Companion Diagnostics Conference: Jason Christiansen, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of Boundless Bio, will give a presentation titled: “Targeting extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), a new approach to treating cancers with high copy number gene amplification.” The presentation will take place at 3:25 p.m. PST on Friday, February 7, 2020 in San Diego, California.
- BIO CEO & Investor Conference: Zachary Hornby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boundless Bio, will provide an overview of the company’s efforts to pioneer novel cancer therapeutics directed to ecDNA. The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. EST on Monday, February 10, 2020 in New York, New York.
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, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, 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.