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Banner Alzheimer's Institute and Sun Health Research Institute Enrolling Local Patients in Study of Investigational Therapy to Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Date:6/9/2008

ogression," said Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., founder and director of clinical research at Sun Health Research Institute's Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research. "We encourage local patients and caregivers to learn more about possible enrollment in this study, as clinical research is vitally important to understanding how we can better treat Alzheimer's disease."

About the Study

The multi-phase 1/2 study is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics(1) of the investigational drug Dimebon in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Patients aged 50 and older with a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, taking Aricept for at least 60 days prior to enrollment, may be eligible to participate in the study. The trial is sponsored by Medivation, Inc.

For more information about the study, please contact:

-- Banner Alzheimer's Institute, (602) 239-6900

-- Sun Health Research Institute, (623) 875-6500 or visit

http://www.shri.org (for information on all clinical trials)

About Dimebon

Dimebon is an investigational therapy in clinical development for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. It targets Alzheimer's disease differently than currently available therapies. Initial studies of Dimebon have shown promise and further study is indicated.

About Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Banner Alzheimer's Institute is a treatment and research facility dedicated to helping patients with memory and thinking problems. It offers clinical care for patients; provides education, referral and support services for family and caregivers; and conducts leading-edge research in clinical trials, brain imaging and genetics studies. The Institute is devoted to finding effective Alzheimer's disease-slowing and prevention treatments in the shortest time possible. Banner Alzheimer's Institute is owned and operated by Phoenix-based Banner Health,
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