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New Data to Support VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) For Injection Based Therapies as Setting New Standards in The Care of Newly Diagnosed Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Date:11/26/2007

- Three large, randomized Phase III trials of VELCADE in front-line multiple myeloma to be featured as oral presentations at the American

Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting -

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLNM) today announced that new data from more than 130 abstracts of VELCADE clinical studies are scheduled to be featured at the 49th ASH Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, December 8-11, 2007. The data will highlight the significant efficacy of VELCADE in multiple myeloma (MM) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).

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"VELCADE based therapies have unprecedented complete remission rates and survival benefits in multiple myeloma," said Nancy Simonian, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Millennium. "Data to be presented at ASH from three large, randomized Phase III trials will support the expansion of our market-leading therapy into the front-line multiple myeloma setting."

Front-Line Multiple Myeloma

Data to be featured at ASH will continue to build on the growing body of evidence that supports the use of VELCADE in both newly diagnosed transplant and non-transplant patients. The data from a total of 20 Phase II and Phase III front-line studies will highlight the efficacy of VELCADE based therapies with consistently high CR and survival benefits. Phase III presentation highlights are scheduled to include:

-- A Phase III Study Comparing VELCADE, Melphalan and Prednisone (VMP)

with Melphalan Prednisone (MP) in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
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