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Cellceutix Discovers Drug Activates 'Guardian Angel p53' in Fight Against Leukemia
Date:3/7/2011

reated with Kevetrin took a median of 32 days to reach 1000 mm3 in volume whereas control mice took only 15 days, resulting in a Tumor Growth Delay of 110%.  In addition, after Kevetrin treatment, the tumors in 14% of the mice completely regressed for a period of 3 weeks. This was achieved with no significant weight loss in the animals. This represents more potent anti-tumor activity compared to historical data with standard leukemia chemotherapies, Vincristine or Daunorubicin, in a human xenograft model, e.g., Vincristine (0.2 mg/kg every other day for 1 week) reduced tumor volumes by 55% and Daunorubicn (1 mg/kg every other day for 2 weeks) reduced tumor volume by 30% in the MOLM-13 acute myeloid leukemia xenograft model (Yang 2007 Blood 110:2034).

Dr. Krishna Menon, Chief Scientific Officer at Cellceutix, commented, "Kevetrin continues to exceed our original expectations as a possible new cancer therapy. Dr. Frei is amongst the most elite cancer researchers in the history of the disease.  For Kevetrin to impress him is really saying something about the possibilities of this novel compound."

Cellceutix has been notified by its  formulation vendor that production is scheduled to begin this week to produce Kevetrin in the dosage form for planned clinical trials. The Company plans to file an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2011, with human trials to begin thereafter.

About Cellceutix

Cellceutix Corporation is a preclinical cancer, anti-inflammatory and autism drug developer. Cellceutix owns the rights to eight drug compounds, including Kevetrin, which it is developing as a treatment for certain cancers, KM-133, for the treatment of psoriasis, and KM-391, for the treatment of autism. More information is available on the Cellceutix web site at www.cellceutix.com.

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