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MEI Pharma Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial Of Pracinostat In Refractory Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Date:1/14/2014

elderly AML patients, including two out of 14 (14%) who achieved a CR, with durable responses persisting 206+ and 362 days, respectively. In addition, results from a pilot Phase II study of Pracinostat in combination with Vidaza in patients with advanced MDS showed an overall response rate of 90% (nine out of 10), including eight patients who achieved either a CR or a CR with incomplete blood count recovery (CRi).

MEI Pharma owns exclusive worldwide rights to Pracinostat.

About MEI Pharma

MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) is a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. The Company's lead drug candidate is Pracinostat, a potential best-in-class, oral HDAC inhibitor being developed for advanced hematologic diseases, including MDS and AML. Results from a pilot Phase II clinical trial of Pracinostat in combination with Vidaza in patients with advanced MDS showed an overall response rate of 90% (nine out of 10). MEI Pharma is also developing ME-344, a mitochondrial inhibitor that has showed preliminary evidence of single-agent activity in a first-in-human clinical study in patients with refractory solid tumors. In September 2013, the Company further expanded its pipeline of drug candidates with the acquisition of PWT143, a highly selective PI3-kinase delta inhibitor. For more information, go to www.meipharma.com.

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