Washington, D.C. 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): May 18, 2018  


Curis, Inc.


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware 000-30347 04-3505116

(State or Other Jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification


4 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(617) 503-6500


(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers.



On May 18, 2018, David Tuck, M.D., the Chief Medical Officer of Curis, Inc. (the “Company”), provided to the Company notice of his intention to retire from the Company, effective as of August 31, 2018.


On May 23, 2018, Robert E. Martell, M.D., Ph.D. notified the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Company, that, effective May 31, 2018, he will resign as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Martell will join the company as Head of Research and Development on June 1, 2018.


Item 8.01.Other Events.


On May 24, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Martell as Head of Research and Development of the Company and the retirement of Dr. Tuck. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits




99.1Press release, dated May 24, 2018.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Curis, Inc.  
Date:  May 24, 2018 By: /s/ James E. Dentzer  
    James E. Dentzer  
    Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer