– USA, NC – G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GTHX), a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced that Garry Nicholson has been appointed to its board of directors, effective September 12, 2018.

“We are pleased to welcome Garry as an independent director to our board. He has a breadth of experience in oncology development and commercialization, including leading the global regulatory and launch strategy for the first CDK4/6 inhibitor approved in the U.S. and Europe. We look forward to his contributions as we advance our pipeline of innovative therapies to improve the lives of those affected by cancer,” said Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer.

“I am excited to be joining the G1 board of directors as the company moves toward commercialization of its lead program. Trilaciclib is a first-in-class therapy that could benefit millions of people living with cancer,” added Mr. Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical and biotech oncology experience. He led the global oncology franchise at Pfizer in the role of President, Pfizer Oncology. His responsibilities included global commercialization and sales, clinical development and regulatory strategy, and business development. Mr. Nicholson also served on the board of directors of the Pfizer Foundation. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions in the oncology division of Eli Lilly and Company. Most recently, Mr. Nicholson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of XTuit Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Nicholson currently serves on the board of directors of Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., TESARO, Inc., and SQZ Biotechnologies.

About G1 Therapeutics

G1 Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and delivery of innovative therapies that improve the lives of those affected by cancer. The company is advancing three clinical-stage programs, trilaciclib, lerociclib and G1T48, that are designed to enable more effective combination treatment strategies and improve patient outcomes across multiple oncology indications.

For more information : http://www.g1therapeutics.com

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