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

mab) in patients with advanced (stage III or IVa) squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (SCCHN): Four-year survival results from a phase IIb study (abstract # 5530)" will be presented in the Head and Neck Cancer general poster session on Friday June 4th from 2:00PM until 6:00PM in S403, with discussion from 5:00PM until 6:00PM in S406, the Vista Room. This randomized trial demonstrates that the benefit of adding nimotuzumab to radiation and chemoradiation is durable and persists for several years.

The poster entitled "Results from a pilot study of nimotuzumab with concurrent chemoradiation in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (abstract # 5565)" will be presented in the Head and Neck Cancer general poster session on Sunday June 6th from 8:00AM until 12:00PM in S Hall A2. This study indicates improved outcomes in terms of locoregional response with the addition of nimotuzumab and is consistent with randomized clinical data in this indication being presented at the same setting.

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YM BioSciences Inc. is a life sciences product development company. Together with the products from YM BioSciences Australia, the Company is currently developing four late-stage products: nimotuzumab, an EGFR-targeting Affinity-Optimized Antibody(TM); CYT387, a JAK 1/2 small molecule inhibitor; CYT997, a potent, vascular disrupting agent (VDA); and AeroLEF(R), a proprietary, inhaled-delivery composition of free and liposome-encapsulated fentanyl. YM has proven regulatory and clinical trial expertise and a diversified business model designed to reduce risk while advancing clinical products toward international approval, marketing and commercialization.

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