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Amgen Highlights Data to Be Presented at ASCO
Date:5/15/2009

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced it will present new data from the Company's oncology portfolio of approved and investigational cancer products at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. from May 29 to June 2, 2009. Data will be presented from several programs, including Vectibix(R) (panitumumab), Neulasta(R) (pegfilgrastim), Aranesp(R) (darbepoetin alfa), denosumab, conatumumab (AMG 655), dulanermin (rhApo2L/TRAIL) and AMG 479.

"Data presented at this year's ASCO continue to support the scientific view that the angiogenesis, apoptosis, growth regulation, bone metabolism and hematopoiesis pathways hold promise for the treatment of cancer or the treatment side effects," said Sean Harper, M.D., chief medical officer and head of Global Development at Amgen. "These results further our understanding of the clinical and biological effects of the key molecules in development targeting these pathways. The clinical benefits and safety profiles of some of these molecules will be further evaluated when results from four Phase 3 oncology studies and five Phase 2 programs across multiple tumor types are unveiled by the end of this year."

Selected Abstracts of Interest

Abstracts are available and can be viewed on the ASCO Web site at www.asco.org. Identified below are selected abstracts of interest on Amgen research. Updated data will be presented at the meeting.

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