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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Poster Presentation Highlighting Clinical Activity of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology
Date:11/11/2009

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that data from its Phase 1/2 clinical trial of KRX-0401 (perifosine) in combination with bortezomib (+/- dexamethasone) has been selected for poster presentation at the upcoming 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), to be held in New Orleans from December 5-8, 2009. The clinical data to be presented demonstrates the potential safety and efficacy of KRX-0401 in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

    Details on the Abstract selected for poster presentation are as follows:

    Abstract #:         1869

    TITLE:  Perifosine in Combination with Bortezomib and Dexamethasone
    Extends Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival in
    Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Patients Previously Treated with
    Bortezomib: Updated Phase I/II Trial Results

    Lead Author:        Paul Richardson, MD

    Session Name:       Myeloma - Therapy, excluding Transplantation Poster I

    Date:               Saturday, December 5, 2009

    Presentation Time:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Location:           Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall E

    Poster Board no.:   I-891

This abstract became available for viewing yesterday on the American Society of Hematology website (www.hematology.org). At the time of the abstract submission in mid-August 2009, there were 84 patients enrolled on study, of which 73 were evaluable for efficacy and are reported on within the abstract. Updated efficacy (response rate, time-to-progression and survival) and safety analyses, as of mid-November 2009, will be presented at the conference.

A copy of the above referenced abstract can be viewed online through the ASH website,

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