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Pixantrone Now Available in Europe on a Named-Patient Basis
Date:5/4/2009

182" target="_new">sale of a product to a specific healthcare professional for the treatment of an individual patient. In Europe, under the named-patient program the drug is most often purchased through the national health system.

Contact Information for Program:

Licensed healthcare professionals in Europe treating individual patients with relapsing or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma interested in pixantrone should contact:

    IDIS Limited
    Tel: +44 (0) 1932 824 123
    Fax: +44 (0) 1932 824 323
    Email: internationalsales@idispharma.com

    Additionally, more information can be found at
   http://www.celltherapeutics.com/pixantrone_europe

About Pixantrone

Pixantrone (BBR 2778), is a novel major groove binder with an aza-anthracenedione molecular structure that differentiates it from the anthracyclines and other related chemotherapy agents. Anthracyclines are the cornerstone therapeutic for the treatment of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer. Although they are sufficiently effective to be used as first-line (initial) treatment, they cause cumulative heart damage that may result in congestive heart failure many years later. As a result, there is a lifetime limit of anthracycline doses and most patients who previously have been treated with an anthracycline are not able to receive further anthracycline treatment if their disease returns. Pixantrone has been designed to reduce the potential for these severe cardiotoxicities without sacrificing anti-cancer activity. It also can be administered through a peripheral vein rather than a central implanted catheter as required for other drugs in this class.

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