SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APTO; TSX: APS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class agents that target the dysregulated processes and signaling pathways of cancer cells and address unmet medical needs of patients with life-threatening hematologic cancers, today announced that William G. Rice, Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Gregory K. Chow, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate at the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019:

Time:10:30 a.m. EDT
Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Location:Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
Live webcast:http://wsw.com/webcast/bloomburton4/apto/ 

The audio webcast can also be accessed through the Aptose website at www.aptose.com and will be archived shortly after the live event and available for 90 days.

About the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference

The Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference brings together U.S., Canadian and international investors who are interested in the latest developments in the Canadian healthcare sector. Attendees will have an opportunity to obtain corporate updates from the premier Canadian publicly traded and private companies through presentations and private meetings.

About Aptose Biosciences

Aptose Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to developing personalized therapies addressing unmet medical needs in oncology, with an initial focus on hematology. The company's small molecule cancer therapeutics pipeline includes products designed to provide single agent efficacy and to enhance the efficacy of other anti-cancer therapies and regimens without overlapping toxicities. APTO-253, the only known clinical stage agent that directly targets the MYC oncogene and inhibits its expression, is in a Phase 1b clinical trial for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or high risk MDS. CG-806, an oral, first-in-class pan-FLT3/pan-BTK multi-cluster kinase inhibitor being developed to treat AML and certain B cell malignancies, is in a Phase 1 clinical trial for hematologic malignancies. For further information, please visit www.aptose.com.

For further information, please contact:

Aptose BiosciencesSMP Communications
Greg ChowSusan Pietropaolo
Senior Vice President, CFO 201-923-2049
650-718-5028susan@smpcommunications.com 
gchow@aptose.com  
  
LifeSci Advisors, LLC 
Daniel Ferry 
Managing Director 
617-535-7746 
Daniel@lifesciadvisors.com