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IDM Pharma Announces Updated Phase 3 Mifamurtide (L-MTP-PE) Data Confirms Statistically Superior Overall Survival in Osteosarcoma Patients
Date:11/1/2007

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDM Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDMI) today announced the presentation of updated survival data from the Phase 3 mifamurtide (L-MTP-PE) clinical trial (INT-0133). The trial was part of a National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded cooperative group study conducted by the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the data is based on long-term follow up of patients originally treated in the Phase 3 trial. The results demonstrated that the addition of L-MTP-PE, formerly known as Junovan, to chemotherapy during treatment for osteosarcoma, a rare and often fatal bone tumor that typically affects children and young adults, achieved statistically superior Overall Survival (OS) rates.

"The statistically significant survival findings of L-MTP-PE in combination with chemotherapy in this study are very encouraging, particularly when compared to the outcome of these patients for the last 20 years," said Dr. Meyers, vice chair, department of pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and principal investigator of the Phase 3 trial. "These results are especially encouraging for the critically ill children and young adults with osteosarcoma who need an innovative treatment option for this devastating disease."

The data were presented during an oral presentation at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) annual meeting today in Seattle.

"We are very pleased to see that the overall survival benefit shown in the primary analysis of the Phase 3 clinical trial data was further strengthened by the statistically superior findings in long-term patient follow-up," said Timothy P. Walbert, president and chief executive officer, IDM Pharma. "As we announced on August 27, 2007 w
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