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Proteolix, Inc. to be Acquired By Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Date:10/12/2009

ple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic cancer and results from an abnormality of plasma cells, usually in the bone marrow. In the United States, more than 50,000 people are living with MM and approximately 20,000 new cases are diagnosed annually(i). Worldwide, more than 180,000 people are living with MM and approximately 86,000 new cases are diagnosed annually(ii).

About Carfilzomib

Carfilzomib is the first in a new class of highly specific proteasome inhibitors. Carfilzomib produces specific and sustained inhibition of the proteasome, leading to apoptosis in cancer cells with minimal off-target effects. In Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials, carfilzomib has demonstrated single-agent activity in hematologic and solid tumors, including multiple myeloma and renal cancer. Proteolix is currently conducting a comprehensive clinical development program evaluating carfilzomib for the treatment of multiple myeloma, including two ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials of single-agent carfilzomib, one in heavily pre-treated relapsed and refractory patients with progressive disease who have failed to respond to prior treatment, and a second in relapsed patients stratified by prior treatment with bortezomib. A Phase 1b clinical trial of carfilzomib in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma is also ongoing. In addition, based on promising Phase 1 results, Proteolix is conducting a single-agent Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of carfilzomib in patients with recurrent or advanced solid tumors. For the latest information regarding ongoing carfilzomib clinical trials, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.

About Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of people with cancer. The company, in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is devel
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