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EntreMed Presents Data for Phase 2 Study of MKC-1 in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Date:9/10/2007

le arrest, and apoptosis. MKC-1 arrests mitosis by inhibiting an intracellular target important in cellular trafficking that has been shown to be involved in cell division. MKC- 1 has been shown to inhibit mitotic spindle formation, prevent chromosome segregation in the M-phase of the cell cycle, and induce apoptosis in multiple cell lines, consistent with a mechanism in which MKC-1 blocks the nuclear uptake of proteins essential to cell replication.

Carolyn F. Sidor, M.D., M.B.A., EntreMed's Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, commented on the results, "MKC-1 is showing good antitumor activity in metastatic breast cancer patients who had failed conventional anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy. In addition, the study has passed a second Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) review without any study modification. This study is an important milestone for our MKC-1 clinical development program as it confirms that MKC-1 does have single-agent activity and is well-tolerated by these advanced breast cancer patients. An additional MKC-1 single-agent study is underway in hematological cancers and a combination study is underway with pemetrexed (Alimta(R)) in non-small cell lung cancer. We plan to evaluate our options for either randomized single- agent or combination studies in breast cancer once this study is complete."

To view the poster presentation, visit the Recent Presentations section of the Company's web site at http://www.entremed.com.

About EntreMed

EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates primarily for the treatment of cancer and inflammation. Panzem(R) NCD (2-methoxyestradiol or 2ME2) is currently in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials for cancer. MKC-1, an oral cell-cycle regulator, is in multiple Phase 1 and 2 studies for cancer. ENMD-1198, a novel tubulin-binding agent, is in Phase 1 studies in advanced cancers. Panzem(R) is also i
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