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Nuvalent to Present Preliminary Data from ALKOVE-1 Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of NVL-655 at 35th AACR-NCI-EORTC Symposium

Company plans to host a conference call on October 13, 2023

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuvalent, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating precisely targeted therapies for clinically proven kinase targets in cancer, today announced it will present preliminary dose-escalation data from its ongoing ALKOVE-1 Phase 1/2 clinical trial of NVL-655 at the 35th AACR-NCI-EORTC (ANE) Symposium taking place October 11-15, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts.

The presentation marks the first disclosure of data characterizing the safety and clinical activity of NVL-655 from the Phase 1 dose-escalation portion of the ongoing ALKOVE-1 Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating NVL-655 in patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other solid tumors. NVL-655 has been designed with the aim to address challenges that limit clinical use of existing ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including treatment emergent resistance mutations, lack of brain penetrance, and off-target CNS adverse events. The ALKOVE-1 clinical trial is continuing to enroll patients in the Phase 1 portion of the trial.

Nuvalent plans to host a conference call and webcast on October 13, 2023. Details for the conference call will be provided at a future date and available on the Nuvalent website at www.nuvalent.com.

Details for the presentation are as follows:

Title: Safety and preliminary activity of the selective ALK inhibitor NVL-655 in patients with ALK fusion-positive solid tumors
Abstract Number: 35177
Poster Number: B154
Session: Poster Session B
Session Date and Time: Friday, October 13, 12:30 pm-4:00 pm
Presenting Author: Jessica J Lin, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA

About NVL-655

NVL-655 is a novel brain-penetrant ALK-selective inhibitor created to overcome limitations observed with currently available ALK inhibitors. NVL-655 is designed to remain active in tumors that have developed resistance to first-, second-, and third-generation ALK inhibitors, including tumors with the solvent front G1202R mutation or compound mutations G1202R / L1196M ("GRLM"), G1202R / G1269A ("GRGA"), or G1202R/L1198F ("GRLF"). NVL-655 has been optimized for CNS penetrance to improve treatment options for patients with brain metastases. NVL-655 has been observed in preclinical studies to selectively inhibit wild-type ALK and its resistance variants over the structurally related tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) family to potentially avoid TRK-related CNS adverse events seen with dual TRK/ALK inhibitors and drive more durable responses for patients. NVL-655 is currently being investigated in the ALKOVE-1 clinical trial (NCT05384626), a first-in-human Phase 1/2 clinical trial for patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other solid tumors.

About Nuvalent

Nuvalent, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVL) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating precisely targeted therapies for patients with cancer, designed to overcome the limitations of existing therapies for clinically proven kinase targets. Leveraging deep expertise in chemistry and structure-based drug design, we develop innovative small molecules that have the potential to overcome resistance, minimize adverse events, address brain metastases, and drive more durable responses. Nuvalent is advancing a robust pipeline with parallel lead programs in ROS1-positive and ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a program in HER2 Exon 20 Insertion positive cancers, and multiple discovery-stage research programs. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at www.nuvalent.com. Follow us on Twitter (@nuvalent) and LinkedIn.

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