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Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Upcoming Conference Participation

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology, today announced that Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, will present at the 10th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2008 on Monday, February 11, at 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

Dr. McMahon will provide a corporate overview, including a discussion of the clinical development program for picoplatin, the Company's lead product candidate.

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available for 10 business days on the "Events" page of the "News & Events" section of the Company's website at

About Poniard Pharmaceuticals

Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative oncology products to impact the lives of people with cancer. Picoplatin, the Company's lead platform product candidate, is a new generation platinum therapy with an improved safety profile compared to currently available platinum-based therapies. Picoplatin is designed to overcome and prevent platinum resistance associated with chemotherapy in solid tumors, and is being studied in multiple cancer indications, combinations and formulations. Clinical trials of intravenous picoplatin include a Phase 3 trial in small cell lung cancer and Phase 2 trials in metastatic colorectal and hormone-refractory prostate cancers. For additional information please visit

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