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Delcath Expands Phase III Trial for Metastatic Melanoma to Include University of Maryland Medical Center
Date:4/25/2008

NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) announced today that the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has approved UMMC's participation in the Phase III study of the Company's Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion (PHP) System for the isolated, high dose delivery of the anti-cancer agent melphalan to treat inoperable metastatic melanoma in the liver. The pivotal, Phase III study is being led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which previously approved the study's expansion to a multi-center trial.

UMMC has also entered into a clinical research agreement with Delcath enabling the hospital to immediately begin recruiting and treating patients. Richard Alexander, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at the University of Maryland will serve as Principal Investigator of the study at this new center. Dr. Alexander, a recognized leader in the field of regional cancer therapy, was previously Deputy Director of the NCI's Center for Cancer Research, and Principal Investigator of the Phase I study that was Fast Tracked to this current Phase III study.

"The diagnosis of liver metastases results in a very poor prognosis for the patient," commented Dr. Alexander. "The Delcath System may represent an effective, minimally toxic means of restoring liver health and improving patient outcome. UMMC is committed to remaining at the forefront of cancer research and treatment. We look forward to participating in this NCI-led pivotal study and to understanding how this system may benefit patients."

"Expanding this Phase III study to premier oncology centers such as UMMC remains a top priority for the Company, as it allows the Delcath System to
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