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8:30 am Opening Remarks & Virtual Coffee Networking

9:00 am Approaches to Inhibiting RAS Driven Tumors Beyond KRAS G12C


  • Targeting the ON form of KRAS G12C
  • Targeting mutant form of RAS beyond G12C
  • Relevant combinations to achieve synergy in KRAS mutant cancers

9:20 am Exploration of Synergistic Effects: RAF Dimer Inhibitor Lifirafenib (BGB- 283) & MEK Inhibitor Mirdametinib (PD-0325901)

  • Lusong Luo Senior Vice President, External Innovation, Beigene


  • How can inhibiting RAF dependent MEK reactivation suppress the proliferation of KRAS mutated cancer cells?
  • Discuss methodologies of inhibiting tumor growths in KRAS mutant xenograft models
  • Deconstruct the pharmacodynamic analysis of synergistic phospho-ERK blockade to confirm the antitumor activity in the KRAS mutant models
  • Explore the decision to support a vertical inhibition strategy

9:40 am Combination Therapies with SHP2 Inhibitors to Treat KRAS Mutant Cancers


• Exploring the potential of SHP2i & G12Ci combination for KRAS G12C mutant cancers
• Benchmarking the effectivity of combining SHP2i & MAPKi to target KRAS mutant cancers
• Adopting CDK4/6i within combination for effective KRAS therapy combination approach for effective KRAS therapy

10:00 am Real-World Data: Importance of Monitoring KRAS Mutations in Blood


  • Why is it important to monitor KRAS in blood with ddPCR?
  • Analytical, clinical and real-world data for KRAS G12C mutations in NSCLC
  • Bringing blood-based diagnostics from initial discovery to the clinic

10:20 am Live Panel Q&A


Ask the speakers your burning Questions!

11:00 am Virtual Speed Networking & Morning Break


Reinventing the face-to-face networking in the virtual world. We will pair you up with fellow attendees to break the ice and make new and lasting connections!

Early Discovery & Mechanism of Action

Translation & Clinical Development Considerations

Leveraging Small Molecules & Structural
Mechanisms to Aid Effective RAS

The Promising Nature of RAS Combination
Therapies – The Future of Oncology

11.30am Revealing New RAS Vulnerabilities Utilizing a Protein Interference Technology

  • Discussing how PROTEINi tecnology has identified undiscovered targets which are synthetic lethal with RAS
  • Through harnessing an effective toolkit, the SITESEEKER platform provides key pharmacophoric information about how to drug the undruggable

Grahame McKenzie, Chief Scientific Officer, PhoreMost

11.30am Rigosertib as a Unique Small Molecule RAS Antagonist: Scientific & Clinical Studies

  • Rigosertib targets RAS through mimetic interaction with effector proteins
  • An update on the role of genetic and RAS pathway mutations in MDS RAS in the clinic

Steven Fruchtman, Chief Executive Officer, Onconava

11.50am Interrogating T50 Substitutions in KRAS Oligomerization & Function

  • T50I gain of function mutations in RAS genes occur in mouse leukaemia’s and patients with Noonan Syndrome
  • Structural modelling indicates that T50 may lie in a RAS dimer/oligomer interface
  • Functional analysis in human AML cell lines support a key role for T50 in KRAS activation

Pan-Yu Chen, Plexxikon, University of California

11.50am A Curative Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

  • Problems that need to be overcome with late stage pancreatic cancer
  • A general strategy for bringing late stage pancreatic cancer patients to remission and preventing relapse
  • Optimizing the utilization of oncogenic KRAS inhibitors in combination therapy

Nicholas Heimann, Chief Executive Officer & Cancer Biologist, Nicholas Pharmaceuticals LLC

12.10pm Synergistic Combinations with the Dual RAF/MEK Inhibitor VS-6766 to Overcome Resistance Mechanisms

  • Unique mechanism of action of RAF/MEKi VS-6766 and relevance to overcoming resistance of RAS-driven tumors
  • Synergistic combination with FAK inhibitor defactinib preclinically and clinically
  • Synergistic combination with KRAS-G12C inhibitors

Jonathan Pachter, Chief Scientific Officer, Verastem Oncology

12.10pm Leveraging Synthetic Lethality of KRAS & PLK1 in Metastatic CRC Patients

  • Second-line treatments for KRAS mutant mCRC patients is an unmet need and PLK1 is a promising therapeutic target for KRAS mutant CRC patients
  • Onvansertib has significant anti-tumor activity in KRAS mutated CRC preclinical models
  • Onvansertib in combination with FOLFIRI & bevacizumab in second-line KRAS mutant mCRC patients demonstrates safety and efficacy

Mark Erlander, Chief Executive Officer, Cardiff Oncology

12.30pm Mitochondrial Mediated Mechanisms of Resistance

  • Understanding common mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies
  • Exploring mechanisms of reversing resistance to targeted therapies
  • Highlight the role of the mitochondrial enzyme Sirt3 in RAS signalling

Jack Arbiser, Thomas Lawley Professor of Dermatology, Emory School of Medicine

12.30pm Leveraging Combination Approaches for Effective Use of G12C KRAS Inhibitors

  • Understanding why pre-existing resistance to KRAS G12C inhibitors prevents their effectivity in clinical trials
  • Discuss the different combination approaches which can ensure effective treatment of KRAS G12C mutant cancers and minimise resistance
  • How studying the phenotype of effector immune cells can highlight the most optimal combinations of KRAS G12C inhibitors and immunotherapies

Miriam Molina-Arcas, Senior Laboratory Research Scientist, Francis Crick Institute

12.50pm Live Q&A Panel

  • Ask Speakers Your Burning Questions

Panel Chair: Shiva Malek, Senior Director & Head of Discovery Oncology, Genentech

With: PhoreMost, University of California, Verastem Oncology, Emory School of Medicine

12.50pm Live Q&A Panel

  • Ask Speakers Your Burning Questions

Panel Chair: Chiara Ambrogio, Assistant Professor, University of Turin

With: Onconava, Nicholas Pharmaceuticals LLC, Cardiff Oncology, Francis Crick Institute

1:20 pm Networking Lunch & Live Demo Area


Grab your lunch and join our informal interactive chat rooms to continue the RAS discussions!

Alternatively, check out our Demo Area to access live demonstrations and exclusive 1-to-1 meetings with our program partners!

2:00 pm Panel Discussion: Empowering Combination Strategies to Target RAS Mutant Cancers: The Future of Oncology Therapy

  • Steven Fruchtman President & Chief Executive Officer, Onconova Therpaeutics
  • Jonathan Pachter Chief Scientific Officer, Verastem Oncology
  • Martin McMahon Presidential Chair of Cancer Biology, Huntsman Cancer Institute of University of Utah
  • Jan Smith Vice President Biology, Revolution Medicines
  • Peter Hammerman Global Head of Translational Oncology, Novartis


  • What are the key factors to consider ensuring successful translation from discovery to clinic?
  • The importance of moving beyond G12C – with the abundance of research surrounding G12C mutation, how and why should we be pushing for new avenues to explore?
  • Technology, platforms & collaborations – what does the RAS community need in order to progress and produce effective, quality and safe RAS mutant cancer therapies?

2:45 pm Afternoon Break & Virtual Networking

3:15 pm Opportunities & Lessons for targeting KRAS

  • Marie Evangelista Senior Scientist & Project Team Lead, Discovery Oncology, Genentech


  • Novel technologies to enable KRAS translational research and drug development
  • Insights into tumor evolution following treatment with G12C covalent molecules

3:35 pm Clinical Combinations: Dual RAF-MEK Inhibitor & FAK for Treatment of KRAS Mutant Cancers With a Focus Low Grade Ovarian Cancer

  • Udai Banerji Professor & Deputy Director of The Drug Development Unit, The Institute of Cancer Research, London


• Discuss preclinical rationale for the combination of a dual RAF-MEK and FAK inhibitor
• Outline Phase I study including tolerability, pharmacokinetics an pharmacodynamics
• Consider the clinical efficacy in low grade serious ovarian cancer and comparison with other existing therapies

3:55 pm Translating Rational Combinations Targeting RAS into the Clinic

  • Scott Kopetz Distinguished Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Centre


  • Discussing tumor specific observations from clinical trials
  • Provide perspectives and rational for novel combinations currently in or entering the clinic
  • Review barriers to durable responses based on clinical and preclinical data

4:15 pm Live Q&A Panel

  • Shiva Malek Senior Director & Head of Discovery Oncology, Genentech
  • Marie Evangelista Senior Scientist & Project Team Lead, Discovery Oncology, Genentech
  • Udai Banerji Professor & Deputy Director of The Drug Development Unit, The Institute of Cancer Research, London
  • Scott Kopetz Distinguished Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Centre


Ask Speakers Your Burning Questions

4:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of the Digital 2nd RAS- Targeted Drug Development Summit