Rexahn Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:RNN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing next generation therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announced today that it will present three poster presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting, which is being held June 3-7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

The details for the poster presentations at the ASCO Annual Meeting are as follows:

Title:  Results of a Phase 1 Study of RX-5902, An Orally Bioavailable Inhibitor of Phosphorylated p-68 Targeting Solid Tumors
Poster #:  Board 254
Abstract #:  2554
Session Date/Time:  Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT, Hall A
Author(s):  Drs. S.G. Eckhardt, W.L. Gluck, M. Gutierrez

Title:  Results of a Phase 1 Study of Single Agent RX-3117, An Oral Antimetabolite Nucleoside to Treat Solid Tumors
Poster #:  Board 255
Abstract #:  2555
Session Date/Time:  Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT, Hall A
Author(s):  Dr. D.W. Rasco, and Rexahn Pharmaceuticals

Title:  Results of a Phase 1b/2 Study of RX-0201, A Novel AKT-1 Antisense Combined with Everolimus to Treat Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma
Poster #:  Board 259
Abstract #:  2559
Session Date/Time:  Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT
Author(s):  Drs. N. Agarwal, S. Tagawa, G. Chatta, S. Pal, S. Goel

Copies of the abstracts are available and can be viewed online through the ASCO website at  Copies of the poster presentations will be available on Rexahn’s website at under the ‘Events and Presentations’ section upon completion of the sessions.

About Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE MKT:RNN) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing novel, best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.  The Company’s mission is to improve the lives of cancer patients by developing next generation cancer therapies that are designed to maximize efficacy while minimizing the toxicity and side effects traditionally associated with cancer treatment. Rexahn’s product candidates work by targeting and neutralizing specific proteins believed to be involved in the complex biological cascade that leads to cancer cell growth. Pre-clinical studies show that certain of Rexahn’s product candidates may be effective against multiple types of cancer, drug resistant cancers, and difficult-to-treat cancers, and others may augment the effectiveness of current FDA-approved cancer treatments.  The Company has a broad oncology pipeline that includes three anti-cancer compounds currently in clinical development: Supinoxin™, RX-3117, and Archexin®, and a novel nanopolymer-based drug delivery platform technology that may increase the bio-availability of FDA-approved chemotherapies.  For more information about the Company and its oncology programs, please visit

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Stacey Jurchison
Rexahn Investor Relations
240-268-5300 x 324

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