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Light Sciences Oncology Completes Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Litx as a Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Date:11/25/2008

is no evidence that Litx produces the typical side effects from the systemic damage to rapidly-dividing normal cells caused by chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments. As a single-use disposable drug and device combination, Litx is being developed solely as a drug product through the oversight of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).

About Light Sciences Oncology

Light Sciences Oncology (LSO) is the developer of an innovative light-activated drug treatment for solid tumors known as Light Infusion Therapy(TM) (Litx(TM)). The drug treatment is activated by a palm-sized, single-use, disposable unit that provides easy use for physicians and tolerable, effective, and repeatable treatments for cancer patients. In addition to the Phase 3 HCC trial, LSO is also treating patients in a Phase 3 trial for metastatic colorectal cancer. Based on the mechanism of action of Litx treatment, additional applications of Litx may also include benign neoplasms--growths of non-cancerous tissue that nonetheless have implications for patient morbidity and even mortality. LSO has completed a Phase 1/2 trial and has initiated a Phase 2a trial in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlargement of the prostate. The company has positioned itself for growth with a strong portfolio of intellectual property, innovation applications in development, and an exceptionally capable and efficient team.

    Contacts

    Robert M. Littauer
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    425-957-8900
    bobl@lsoncology.com

    Llew Keltner, M.D., Ph.D.
    President and CEO
    425-957-8900
    dr_llew@lsoncology.com

Website: www.lsoncology.com

Light Infusion Therapy(TM), Litx(TM), and LS11(R) are trademarks of Light Sciences Onco
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