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Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced that Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, will present at the 11th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2009 on Tuesday, February 10, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

Dr. McMahon will provide a corporate overview, including a discussion of the clinical development program for picoplatin, the Company's lead product candidate.

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available for 10 business days on the "Events" page of the "News & Events" section of the Company's website at

About Poniard Pharmaceuticals

Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative oncology products to impact the lives of people with cancer. Picoplatin, the Company's lead platform product candidate, is a new generation platinum chemotherapy. To date, clinical studies suggest that picoplatin has an improved safety profile relative to existing platinum-based cancer therapies. Picoplatin is designed to overcome platinum resistance associated with chemotherapy in solid tumors, and is being studied in multiple cancer indications, combinations and formulations. Clinical trials of intravenous picoplatin include a Phase 3 trial in small cell lung cancer and Phase 2 trials in metastatic colorectal and castration resistant prostate cancers (also known as hormone refractory prostate cancer), as well as a clinical trial of oral picoplatin in solid tumors. For additional information please visit

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