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Syndax's Newly Arrived CEO Briggs Morrison Announces Clinical Collaboration With Genentech

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Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc. - which recently lured respected scientist Briggs Morrison away from AstraZeneca to be its CEO - has entered a clinical collaboration with Genentech Inc. to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of its lead asset, entinostat, an oral small molecule targeting immune regulatory cells (myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and regulatory T cells (Tregs)), in combination with the Roche Holding AG biologics division's PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.

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