SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel cancer therapeutics, today announced its participation at two upcoming healthcare conferences in September.

-- Citi 13th Annual Biotech Conference.Calithera will host meeting with investors at the conference in Boston on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. -- Wells Fargo Securities 2018 Healthcare Conference.Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D., the company’s Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present in Boston on Thursday, September 6, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live, and available for replay, for up to 30 days at www.calithera.com in the Investor Relations section.

About Calithera

Calithera is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on fighting cancer by discovering, developing, and commercializing novel small molecule drugs that target tumor and immune cell metabolism. Calithera is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. For more information about Calithera, please visit www.calithera.com.

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SOURCE: Calithera Biosciences, Inc.

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