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YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES PRESENTATIONS FOR TWO OF ITS ANTI-CANCER DRUGS AT AACR ANNUAL MEETING
Date:4/11/2008

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (AMEX: YMI, TSX: YM, AIM: YMBA), an oncology company that identifies, develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide, today announced that posters describing research conducted on two of its anti-cancer drugs, nimotuzumab and tesmilifene, will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting held from April 12-16, 2008 in San Diego, California.

The first poster, entitled "Pharmacokinetic study of the humanized anti-EGF receptor monoclonal antibody nimotuzumab in infant and adult patients" is scheduled to be presented on Sunday, April 13, 2008, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Abstract #211, Poster Section: 8, Post Board Number: 6, Exhibit Hall B-F, Session: Phase 1 Clinical Trials and Clinical Pharmacology 1/Novel Trial Designs).

The research concluded that there is no interaction between nimotuzumab and gemcitabine. YM's licensee in Europe is currently conducting a Phase II /III randomized trial in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer comparing gemcitabine alone to gemcitabine plus nimotuzumab."

The second poster, entitled "Clustering of anthracycline-containing lysosomes in drug-resistant MCF-7 cells in response to tesmilifene" is scheduled to be presented on Monday April 14, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (Abstract # 3223, Poster Section: 28, Post Board Number: 26, Exhibit Hall B-F, Session: Drug Resistance 3: Cell Death).

The research concluded that tesmilifene-induced clinical potentiation of drug cytotoxicity in doxorubicin-resistant (MCF-7(DOX-2)) cells was independent of P-glycoprotein status and associated with clustering of lysosomes around the nucleus. This is a hallmark feature
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