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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Presents Nonclinical Data on SNS-595 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
Date:4/14/2008

have compromised HRR and may be particularly sensitive to SNS-595.

Data from these nonclinical studies of SNS-595 were presented today at the AACR Annual Meeting in three posters:

-- SNS-595 is a potent anti-tumor agent that has a dual mechanism of

action: DNA intercalation and site-selective topoisomerase II poisoning

[Abstract #1860]

-- Ex vivo activity of SNS-595 against biopsies of acute myeloid leukemia,

triple negative breast and ovarian cancers supports ongoing and

potential clinical [Abstract #2830]

-- Sensitivity to SNS-595 is related to activation of double strand DNA

break repair pathways including homologous recombination

[Abstract #1859]

SNS-595 is a novel naphthyridine analog, structurally related to quinolones, a class of compounds which has not been used previously in the treatment of cancer.

About Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Sunesis is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel small molecule therapeutics for oncology and other serious diseases. Sunesis has built a broad product candidate portfolio through internal discovery and in-licensing of novel cancer therapeutics. Sunesis is advancing its product candidates through in-house research and development efforts and strategic collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. For additional information on Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, please visit http://www.sunesis.com.

SUNESIS and the logo are trademarks of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation statements related to the potential efficacy, mechanism of action and benefits of SNS-595, and the potential for SNS-595 to be tested in other indications. Words such as "may," "potential," "could"
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