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First Patient Enrolled in Therakos Phase Two Study for Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease
Date:12/6/2011

ne-based diseases and I look forward to assessing the clinical outcomes of this therapy for patients in the study," he added.

The clinical study will consist of patients from across the United States and Europe. There will be roughly 35 sites participating in the clinical trial. Full results of the study are expected in early 2013 and will form the basis for a global Phase 3 study.

About Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP)

ECP is a therapeutic procedure performed outside the body using either the THERAKOS™ UVAR™ XTS™ Photopheresis System or the THERAKOS™CELLEX™Photopheresis System to withdraw a volume of whole blood that is then centrifuged to separate the white blood cells from the red blood cells and plasma. The red blood cells and plasma are immediately returned to the patient. The white blood cells are treated with methoxsalen, which is photoactivated after exposure to UVA light. The treated white blood cells are then reinfused into the patient.

About Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

CTCL is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a condition in which lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, become cancerous and affect the skin. Patients may experience symptoms of thickened, red, cracking, scaling or intensely itchy skin in localized areas or all over the body. Some patients experience blood, lymph node and/or internal organ involvement with serious complications. Many patients live normal lives during treatment and some are able to remain in remission for long periods of time. According to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, CTCL accounts for about 2 to 3 percent of all cases of NHL lymphoma and mostly affects adults.(2) In the United States, there are about 1,500 new cases of CTCL per year.(3)

About Therakos, Inc.

Therakos, Inc. is a leader in advancing the science of immune cell therapies harnessing a combination of expertise in medical
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