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Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Announces Four Upcoming Presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research 2008 Annual Meeting
Date:4/11/2008

TUSTIN, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), today announced that the following preclinical abstracts will be the subject of oral and poster presentations at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), being held April 12-16, 2008 in San Diego:

-- "Targeting mutant p53 protein and tumor vasculature: An effective

combination therapy for advanced breast tumors" (Abstract #2341, New

Targets 1: Mechanisms Session) - Poster session scheduled for Monday,

April 14, 2008 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

-- "An immunocytokine that binds to phosphatidylserine generates an

effective cell-based tumor vaccine in mice" (Abstract #2841, Tumor

Vaccines Session) - Poster session scheduled for Monday, April 14,

2008 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

-- "Combination of a monoclonal anti-phosphatidylserine antibody with

docetaxel strongly inhibits the growth and metastasis of

hormone-refractory prostate cancers in mice" (Abstract #2551, New

Approaches to Biological Therapy Session) - Oral presentation

scheduled for Monday, April 14, 2008 at 2:10 pm.

-- "Antibody targeting of phosphatidylserine produces a cytokine

microenvironment that enhances innate anti-tumor immune responses"

(Abstract #4079, Immunoconjugates, Peptides, and Protein Therapeutics

Session) - Poster session scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from

8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Abstracts and information about the AACR and its Annual Meeting may be found at http://www.aacr.org.

About Peregrine Pharmaceuticals

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative product candidates in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The company is pursuing three separate clinical programs in cancer and HCV infection with its lead product candidates bavituximab and Cotara(R). Peregrine also has in-house manufacturing capabilities through its wholly owned subsidiary Avid Bioservices, Inc. (http://www.avidbio.com), which provides development and bio-manufacturing services for both Peregrine and outside customers. Additional information about Peregrine can be found at http://www.peregrineinc.com.

Contacts:

GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners

Investors Media

info@peregrineinc.com Barbara Lindheim

(800) 987-8256 (212) 918-4650


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