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YM BioSciences announces AACR acceptance of two nimotuzumab poster presentations
Date:3/15/2010

will be presented on Tuesday April 20, from 2-5pm in Exhibit Hall A-C, Poster section 27 by Aisha Fasih, a scientist from the laboratory of Dr. Raymond Reilly, Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.

"We continue to build upon our knowledge of the cancer-targeting attributes of nimotuzumab which contrast sharply with other approved EGFR-targeting antibodies in that nimotuzumab is selective for cancer cells, thereby minimizing toxicity while preserving efficacy," said David Allan, Chairman & CEO of YM BioSciences Inc. "In addition to greatly improving tolerability, we believe that this property uniquely positions our EGFR-targeting molecule for safe delivery of potent anticancer agents when conjugated to nimotuzumab. This presentation by scientists from the University of Toronto again demonstrates nimotuzumab as an antibody selectively targeting cancer cells overexpressing EGFR and points to the potential of nimotuzumab to safely deliver toxic payloads despite ubiquitous expression of EGFR in normal tissues."

"We are very much looking forward to presenting the results of these studies with 111In-NLS-nimotuzumab to the broader cancer research community at the upcoming AACR meeting," said Professor Raymond Reilly. "This is an excellent opportunity for us to describe our innovative
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