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Onconova to present clinical trials update on ON 01910.Na at American Society of Hematology Meeting
Date:12/3/2010

NEWTOWN, PA and PRINCETON, NJ Dec. 3, 2010 / PRNewswire-FirstCall / Onconova Therapeutics announces its late-stage anticancer agent, Estybon (ON 01910.Na), will be featured in three presentations at the 52nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, December 4-7, 2010.

Principal investigators at four centers, Dr. Lewis Silverman (Mount Sinai Medical Center), Dr. Azra Raza (Columbia University Medical Center), Dr. Elaine Sloand (NHLBI), and Dr. Peter Greenberg (Stanford University Medical Center) report that in 48 higher risk patients with MDS or AML (who failed or became resistant to previous drug treatments), when treated with ON 01910.Na showed increases in overall survival, which correlated with bone marrow blast responses. The most dramatic improvement in overall survival was seen in 19 patients who also showed either bone marrow complete response (CR) or initial >50% decrease in blast cells (Abstract #3998). Dr. Greenberg's team reports encouraging efficacy and drug tolerance results in a Phase II trial with patients who had all failed the standard hypomethylating agent treatments (Abstract #4010). Dr. Silverman and colleagues have observed 50% responders in a Phase I study (Abstract #2944).

Estybon (ON 01910.Na) is a small molecule, targeted therapeutic with a broad spectrum of activity. It has been tested in patients with solid tumors, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at major centers in the U.S. and abroad. MDS and AML are blood disorders widely recognized as difficult to manage, with limited therapeutic options for patients, especially those with drug-resistant disease. The presentations will describe the latest results on activity and safety of Estybon (ON 01910.Na) in MDS and AML patients treated in on-going Phase I and Phase II clinical trials.

These studies are a part of comprehensive evaluation of the safety and activity of Estybon (ON 01910.Na). To
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