SELLAS Announces Executive Leadership Reorganization and Prioritization of Commercialization Partnerships

SELLAS Announces Executive Leadership Reorganization and Prioritization of Commercialization Partnerships

SELLAS Announces Executive Leadership Reorganization and Prioritization of Commercialization Partnerships

NEW YORK, March 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLS) (“SELLAS’’ or the “Company”), a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for a broad range of cancer indications, today announced that it has streamlined its executive leadership to further focus on advancing the Company’s clinical programs while optimizing resource allocation. As part of this effort, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Robert Francomano and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Barbara Wood, will be departing the Company.

“As part of our efforts to rapidly advance our clinical pipeline, we continue to streamline our operations to effectively and efficiently deliver on our key business objectives,” said Angelos Stergiou, MD, ScD h.c., President and Chief Executive Officer of SELLAS. “As I mentioned on the January shareholder call, our focus remains on shareholder value through the development of our assets and tight financial stewardship and exploration of commercial partnerships with the assistance of Stifel Financial Corp. I am confident that SELLAS has the right leadership in place to drive forward all of our clinical programs and I look forward to upcoming interim analysis of the Phase 3 REGAL trial of GPS in AML and reporting topline data from our Phase 2a SLS009 r/r AML trial this quarter and additional data in the second quarter, and topline data from the Phase 1b/2 study of SLS009 in PTCL in the second quarter. Additionally, we made significant strides in commercial market access, pricing strategies, and reimbursement initiatives positioning SELLAS for continued success in the Phase 3 REGAL trial of GPS and its potential as a new treatment for AML patients.”

Dr. Stergiou continued: “I would like to thank Robert and Barbara for their leadership, dedication, and unwavering contributions to help bring SELLAS to this point of development. I wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”

In line with the Company’s commitment to maintaining operational excellence, SELLAS is engaging the expertise of a seasoned commercial consultant with a proven track record of success, including launching Venetoclax. Stacy Yeung, recently promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Head of Compliance, with 20 years of relevant experience will lead the Company’s legal and compliance functions.

About SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc.

SELLAS is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for a broad range of cancer indications. SELLAS’ lead product candidate, GPS, is licensed from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and targets the WT1 protein, which is present in an array of tumor types. GPS has potential as a monotherapy and combination with other therapies to address a broad spectrum of hematologic malignancies and solid tumor indications. The Company is also developing SLS009 (formerly GFH009), a small molecule, highly selective CDK9 inhibitor, which is licensed from GenFleet Therapeutics (Shanghai), Inc., for all therapeutic and diagnostic uses in the world outside of Greater China. For more information on SELLAS, please visit

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