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Foghorn Therapeutics to Present at Hanson Wade's 5th Annual Targeted Protein Degradation Summit

October 20, 2022

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foghorn® Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: FHTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering a new class of medicines that treat serious diseases by correcting abnormal gene expression, today announced that the Company will present new data at Hanson Wade’s 5th Annual Targeted Protein Degradation Summit. The Summit will be held in Danvers, Mass., on October 25–28, 2022. Foghorn is advancing its protein degradation platform and pipeline which includes FHD-609, a first-in-class, highly potent, and selective degrader of BRD9, for the treatment of synovial sarcoma and SMARCB1-loss tumors, and additional programs.

The Company will participate in multiple sessions including presenting initial pharmacodynamic data from its ongoing Phase 1 study of FHD-609 during a keynote plenary session, as well as discuss special considerations in CMC development of protein degraders. Foghorn will also participate in a pre-conference workshop on how to design preclinical pharmacology and safety studies to ensure successful translation into the clinic.

Presentation Details
Session: Pre-Conference Workshop F
Title: Pre-Clinical Species Selection Strategies: Translational Relevance for Pharmacology & Safety
Co-Presenter: Ammar Adam, Senior Director & Head of In Vivo Pharmacology
Day: October 25, 2022
Time: 12:15 p.m. ET

Session: Keynote Plenary Session
Title: Progressing Degraders Towards & Through the Clinic
Presenter: Danette L. Daniels, Ph.D., VP of Protein Degrader Platform
Day: October 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET

Session: Track B: Optimizing Drug Design & Pre-Clinical Validation
Title: Special Considerations in CMC Development of Protein Degraders
Presenter: Chong-Hui Gu, Head of CMC
Day: October 27, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET

Additional information on the Summit can be found here.

About Foghorn Therapeutics
Foghorn Therapeutics is discovering and developing a novel class of medicines targeting genetically determined dependencies within the chromatin regulatory system. Through its proprietary and scalable Gene Traffic Control platform, Foghorn is systematically studying, identifying and validating potential drug targets within the chromatin regulatory system. The company is developing multiple product candidates in oncology with two currently being investigated in clinical studies. Visit our website at for more information on the company, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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