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YM BioSciences announces presentations on global nimotuzumab trials at ASCO annual meeting
Date:5/21/2010

MISSISSAUGA, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (NYSE YMI, TSX:YM), today announced that three poster presentations and a published abstract will report results from several global nimotuzumab trials in adults with Glioblastoma Multiforma and in patients with head and neck cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting held from June 4-8, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The trials are being conducted by Oncoscience AG (Wedel, Germany), YM's licensee for nimotuzumab in Europe, and Biocon Limited (Bangalore, India), a licensee of CIMAB SA, YM's licensor.

Glioblastoma Multiforma

The poster entitled "Current status of phase III anti-EGF-receptor antibody (OSAG-101) for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (abstract # 2056)" will be presented in the Central Nervous System Tumors general poster session on Sunday June 6th from 8:00AM until 12:00PM in S Hall A2. The trial completed enrollment during the beginning of 2010 and preliminary study results will be presented at the meeting.

The abstract entitled "Feasibility and safety of combining nimotuzumab with temozolomide and radiotherapy in adult patients with glioblastoma: An Indian clinical experience (abstract # e12509)" will be published in conjunction with the ASCO annual meeting. Preliminary results from this study suggest that the combination of nimotuzumab with temozolomide and radiotherapy is safe and can lead to improved survival outcomes.

Head and neck cancer

The poster entitled "An open-label, randomized, study of h-R3mAb (nimotuzu
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