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Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences in August

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced that Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer, is scheduled to provide a corporate overview, including a discussion about the clinical development program for the Company's lead product candidate, picoplatin, at two upcoming investor conferences:

  • BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference
    • Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
    • Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City
  • Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference
    • Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
    • InterContinental Hotel in Boston

Live audio web casts of Poniard's presentations will be available for 10 business days on the "Events" page of the "News & Events" section of the Company's Web site 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 chemotherapy. To date, clinical studies suggest that picoplatin has an improved safety profile relative to existing platinum-based cancer therapies. Picoplatin is designed to overcome 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 castration-resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancers. The Company also is conducting a clinical trial of oral picoplatin in solid tumors. For additional information please visit

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