The ongoing phase 2 adult and phase 1 pediatric studies in patients with genetically-defined solid tumors include patients with rhabdoid tumors, other INI1-negative tumors, and synovial sarcoma. Interim data from Epizyme's registration-supporting phase 2 clinical study of tazemetostat in adult patients with genetically defined solid tumors, including MRT, other INI1-negative tumors and synovial sarcoma, are anticipated to be presented at a medical conference in late 2016.About EZH2 in Cancer EZH2 is a histone methyltransferase (HMT) that is increasingly understood to play a potentially oncogenic role in a number of cancers. These include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, INI1-negative cancers such as malignant rhabdoid tumors and epithelioid sarcomas, certain SMARCA4-negative solid tumors, synovial sarcoma, and a range of other solid tumors. About Tazemetostat Epizyme is developing tazemetostat for the treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and for patients with INI1-negative solid tumors, certain SMARCA4-negative solid tumors and synovial sarcoma. Tazemetostat is a first-in-class small molecule inhibitor of EZH2 created by Epizyme using its proprietary product platform. In some human cancers, aberrant EZH2 enzyme activity results in dysregulation of genes that control cell proliferation resulting in the rapid and unconstrained growth of tumor cells. Tazemetostat is the WHO International Non-Proprietary Name (INN) for compound EPZ-6438. Additional information about this program, including clinical trial information for the adult 5-arm NHL study, can be found here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01897571 Clinical trial information for Epizyme's ongoing phase 2 trial in adults and phase 1 trial in children with INI1-negative solid tumors, certain SMARCA4-negative solid tumors or synovial sarcoma can be found here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02601950 https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02601937 About Epizyme, Inc. Epizyme, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel epigenetic therapeutics for cancer patients. Epizyme has built a proprietary product platform that the Company uses to create small molecule inhibitors of chromatin modifying proteins (CMPs), such as histone methyltransferases or HMTs. CMPs are part of the system of gene regulation, referred to as epigenetics, that controls gene expression. Genetic alterations can result in changes to the activity of CMPs, making them oncogenic (cancer-causing). By focusing on the genetic drivers of cancers, Epizyme's targeted science seeks to match the right medicines with the right patients.
For more information, visit www.epizyme.com and connect with us on Twitter at @EpizymeRx.Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Epizyme, Inc. and other statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "target," "potential," "will," "would," "could," "should," "continue," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: uncertainties inherent in the initiation of future clinical studies or expansion of ongoing clinical studies; availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical studies; whether interim results from a clinical trial such as the results referred to in this release will be predictive of the final results of the trial or the results of future trials; expectations for regulatory approvals to conduct trials or to market products; development progress of the Company's companion diagnostics, availability of funding sufficient for the Company's foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements; whether orphan drug designation will lead to orphan drug exclusivity or the other potential benefits of orphan drug designation for which we are eligible; other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company's therapeutic candidates or companion diagnostics; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" sections of the company's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 9, 2015 and recent prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on January 7, 2016, and in our other filings from time to time with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof.