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Lorus Therapeutics Appoints Peter Korth as Chief Financial Officer
Date:1/22/2008

TORONTO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Lorus Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: LOR; AMEX: LRP), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated in the research and development of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of cancer, announced today that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Mr. Peter Korth to the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Korth has previously held senior financial and business development positions including CFO in several private and public companies including DRI Capital (formerly known as Drug Royalty Corp.), Clean Power Income Fund, TransAlta Corporation and Indal Limited where he has been responsible for capital and credit markets, transaction structuring, managing subsidiary reorganizations, risk management practices as well as international business development in Asia and Australia.

"Mr. Korth brings significant expertise in corporate finance, investor relations, corporate governance and compliance to the management team at Lorus," said Dr. Aiping Young, Lorus' President and CEO. "We believe Lorus will benefit from Peter's track record in developing and bringing an exemplary combination of business judgment, professional skills and integrity."

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Lorus is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of novel therapeutics in cancer. Lorus' goal is to capitalize on its research, preclinical, clinical and regulatory expertise by developing new drug candidates that can be used, either alone, or in combination with other drugs, to successfully manage cancer. Through its own discovery efforts and an acquisition and in-licensing program, Lorus is building a portfolio of promising anticancer drugs. Lorus has completed one Phase II and one Phase III clinical trial. Lorus Therapeutics Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LOR, and on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol LRP.

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