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Access Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on ProLindac(TM) at the AACR-NCI-EORTC 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics' Conference

DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) announced today that its collaborators will be presenting clinical and preclinical data on its lead anticancer compound, ProLindac(TM), at the joint symposium of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) entitled "International Conference Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery, Biology, and Clinical Applications" taking place October 22-26, 2007 at the Moscone Convention Center West in San Francisco, CA.

An update on Access' ongoing ProLindac Phase 2 clinical study will be presented during Poster Session A, "Clinical Trials" in Abstract #A145 entitled "AP5346, a pH-dependent polymer-vectorized DACH, is safe at pharmacodynamically active doses: Results from an ongoing phase II trial in borderline potentially platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer (OC) patients" on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 from 12:30 p.m. PDT.

New ProLindac preclinical data will appear in two posters presented during Poster Session C, Novel Drug Delivery Systems, on Thursday, October 25, 2007 from 12:30 p.m. PDT:

Abstract #C105 : "Molecular and cellular effects of AP5346, a novel DACH- platinum linked polymer-compound, compared to oxaliplatin and cisplatin in a panel of human cancer cell lines."

Abstract #C110: "Antiproliferative activity of AP5346, a novel DACH- platinum compound, alone and in combination with other cytotoxics, in human colon and ovarian cancer cells."

ProLindac is a novel DACH platinum prodrug which has been shown to be active in a wide variety of solid tumors in both preclinical models and in human trials. Access believes that ProLindac's unique molecular design potentially could eliminate some of the toxic side effects seen in the currently marketed DACH platinum, Eloxatin, which has sales in excess of $2 billion.

About Access:

Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes propriety products for the treatment and supportive care of cancer patients. Access' products include ProLindac(TM), currently in Phase II clinical testing of patients with ovarian cancer and MuGard(TM) for the management of patients with mucositis. The company also has other advanced drug delivery technologies including Cobalamin(TM)-mediated targeted delivery and oral drug delivery. Access has announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement to acquire Somanta. The acquisition of Somanta has not yet closed and the closing is subject to numerous closing conditions. For additional information on Access Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website at

This press release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27a of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include those relating to: Access' plans to initiate clinical trials, the value of its products in the market, its ability to achieve clinical and commercial success, its ability to successfully develop marketed products and the ability to obtain or meet the closing conditions in the merger agreement with Somanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and applicable regulatory and tax requirements, and to otherwise complete the merger in a timely manner, yet there can be no assurances that the closing conditions will be met or waived or that the transaction will close. These statements are subject to numerous risks, including but not limited Access' need to obtain additional financing and to the risks detailed in Access' and Somanta's Annual Reports on Form 10-KSB and other reports filed by Access and Somanta with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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