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Dr. James F. Pingpank to Present at the Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies on March 13- 14, 2009 in New York City
Date:3/12/2009

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH), a medical technology company testing its proprietary Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion ("PHP(TM)") System for the treatment of cancers of the liver, announced today that Dr. James F. Pingpank will present at The Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma, to be held in New York City on March 13-14, 2009.

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Dr. Pingpank's presentation is titled Targeting the Liver: Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion/Intra-Arterial. Dr. Pingpank will discuss his experience with The Delcath PHP System(TM) and the Company's Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Study, currently enrolling at eleven leading cancer centers throughout the United States.

The Phase III clinical study is being conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cancer Institute. This clinical study is testing the Delcath PHP System(TM) for the regional delivery of melphalan to the liver to treat patients with metastatic cutaneous and ocular melanoma who have unresectable tumors in the liver. The Delcath PHP System(TM) is designed to deliver significantly higher doses of anti-cancer drugs to a patient's liver while minimizing entry of the drugs into the rest of the patient's circulation. This isolation limits toxicities which result from systemic chemotherapy treatments.

Patients in the Phase III trial are randomized into one of two treatment arms, including immediate treatment with melphalan via the Delcath PHP System(TM) or treatment with best alternative care. The study is designed to evaluate the duration of tumor response in each of the two study arms. Foll
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