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Genasense(R) Data in Patients with Advanced Melanoma to be Featured at 4th International Melanoma Congress

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genta Incorporated (Nasdaq: GNTA) announced that clinical data from the Company's programs for Genasense(R) (oblimersen) in patients with advanced melanoma will be featured at the 4th International Melanoma Congress. The conference will take place at the New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel, New York, NY from November 1-4, 2007. A poster session featuring the Genasense data will take place on Thursday November 1 from 8-10 am EDT.

Titles and authors include the following:

Progression-free survival (PFS) with an oblimersen-dacarbazine regimen in advanced melanoma: PFS difference is not explained by assessment asymmetry. Presenter: E. Gilles.

Overview of the AGENDA Study: A randomized, double-blind study of Genasense plus dacarbazine in chemotherapy-naive patients with advanced melanoma and low LDH. Presenter: A. Bedikian.

A Phase I study of the triple combination of oblimersen, temozolomide, and Abraxane in patients with advanced melanoma and normal LDH. Presenter: A. Pavlick.

Pharmacokinetics of oblimersen in combination with dacarbazine in metastatic melanoma: randomized intra-subject evaluation. Presenter: D. Kerob.

About Genasense

Genasense inhibits production of Bcl-2, a protein made by cancer cells that is thought to block chemotherapy-induced apoptosis (programmed cell death). By reducing the amount of Bcl-2 in cancer cells, Genasense may enhance the effectiveness of current anticancer treatment. Genta is pursuing a broad clinical development program with Genasense evaluating its potential to treat various forms of cancer.

About Genta

Genta Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company with a diversified product portfolio that is focused on delivering innovative products for the treatment of patients with cancer. The Company's research platform is anchored by two major programs: DNA/RNA-based Medicines and Small Molecules. Genasense(R) (oblimersen sodium) Injection is the Company's lead compound from its DNA/RNA Medicines program. Genta is currently recruiting patients for a global Phase 3 trial of Genasense in patients with advanced melanoma. The leading drug in Genta's Small Molecule program is Ganite(R) (gallium nitrate injection), which the Company is exclusively marketing in the U.S. for treatment of symptomatic patients with cancer related hypercalcemia that is resistant to hydration. The Company has developed an oral formulation of the active ingredient in Ganite that is currently undergoing initial clinical trials as a potential treatment for diseases associated with accelerated bone loss. Genta is partnered with IDIS ( on a program whereby both Ganite(R) and Genasense(R) are available on a "named-patient" basis in countries outside the United States. For more information about Genta, please visit our website at:

Safe Harbor

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to business conducted by Genta Incorporated. By their nature, forward-looking statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Forward- looking statements include, without limitation, statements about:

-- the Company's ability to obtain necessary regulatory approval for

Genasense(R) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") or

European Medicines Agency ("EMEA");

-- the safety and efficacy of the Company's products or product


-- the Company's assessment of its clinical trials;

-- the commencement and completion of clinical trials;

-- the Company's ability to develop, manufacture, license and sell its

products or product candidates;

-- the Company's ability to enter into and successfully execute license

and collaborative agreements, if any;

-- the adequacy of the Company's capital resources and cash flow

projections, and the Company's ability to obtain sufficient financing

to maintain the Company's planned operations;

-- the adequacy of the Company's patents and proprietary rights;

-- the impact of litigation that has been brought against the Company and

its officers and directors and any proposed settlement of such

litigation; and

-- the other risks described under Certain Risks and Uncertainties Related

to the Company's Business, as contained in the Company's Annual Report

on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially. For a discussion of those risks and uncertainties, please see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2006 and its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q.


Brian Korb

The Trout Group


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