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Agios Pharmaceuticals to Present Clinical Data from AG-120 Ongoing Phase 1 Study in Hematologic Malignancies at EORTC-NCI-AACR 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 26, 2014-- Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGIO), a leader in the fields of cancer metabolism and rare genetic disorders of metabolism, today announced that clinical data from a Phase 1 study of AG-120, an orally available, selective, potent inhibitor of the mutated IDH1 protein, will be highlighted in a late breaking oral presentation at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics taking place November 18 - 21, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain.

“We look forward to sharing the first clinical data from our AG-120 Phase 1 trial in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies during the late-breaker session at EORTC-NCI-AACR,” said David Schenkein, M.D., chief executive officer at Agios. “We believe IDH1 is an important target that has the potential to make a difference for patients with a broad range of hematologic and solid tumor cancers.”

Title: Clinical safety and activity in a phase I trial of AG-120, a first in class, selective, potent inhibitor of the IDH1-mutant protein, in patients with IDH1 mutant positive advanced hematologic malignancies.

Presentation time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 2:50 p.m. CET

Session title: Plenary Session 2: Proffered Paper Session

Abstract Code: 1LBA

About Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Agios Pharmaceuticals is focused on discovering and developing novel medicines to treat cancer and rare genetic disorders through scientific leadership in the field of cellular metabolism. In addition to an active research and discovery pipeline across both therapeutic areas, Agios has multiple first-in-class lead investigational medicines in cancer metabolism and rare genetic disorders of metabolism in clinical and/or preclinical development. All Agios programs focus on genetically identified patient populations, leveraging the company’s knowledge of metabolism, biology and genomics. For more information, please visit Agios’ website at www.agios.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those regarding Agios’ expectations and beliefs about the potential of IDH1 as a therapeutic target and its plans and strategies. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from Agios’ current expectations and beliefs, including risks and uncertainties relating to: Agios’ ability to successfully commence and complete necessary preclinical and clinical development of its product candidates; Agios’ results of clinical trials and preclinical studies, including subsequent analysis of existing data and new data received from ongoing and future studies; Agios’ ability to maintain its collaboration with third parties on acceptable terms; the content and timing of decisions made by the U.S. FDA and other regulatory authorities, investigational review boards at clinical trial sites and publication review bodies; unplanned cash requirements and expenditures; competitive factors; Agios’ ability to obtain, maintain and enforce patent and other intellectual property protection for any product candidates it is developing; Agios’ ability to obtain the substantial additional capital required to execute its plans and strategies; and general economic and market conditions. These and other risks are described in greater detail in filings that Agios makes with the SEC from time to time including risks described under the caption “Risk Factors” included in Agios’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Agios expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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