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Niiki Pharma Forms Scientific Advisory Board with Leading U.S. Oncologists
Date:2/1/2012

HOBOKEN, N.J. and PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Niiki Pharma Inc. announced today the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board. Daniel Haller M.D. will chair the advisory board, and will be joined by Lee Ellis M.D. and Matt Kulke M.D. The Board will provide clinical and strategic guidance to the company for its two first-in-class clinical stage anti-cancer compounds, NKP-1339 and NKP-2235. As the pipeline continues to mature, the Advisory Board will be expanded.

The initial focus of the board will be Niiki Pharma's promising lead compound, NKP-1339. NKP-1339, a small molecule that down-regulates GRP78, has recently completed the dose-escalation portion of its Phase I clinical trial.

"Although we have an increasing number of drugs for a diverse spectrum of diseases, new drugs that may have higher benefit and lower toxicity for our patients are always needed," said Dr. Haller. "This Board welcomes the opportunity to participate in the development of these agents."

Dr. Daniel Haller is internationally renowned in the field of oncology. He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his leadership in clinical research throughout the NCI and cancer cooperative group system, Dr. Haller is currently co-chair of the NCI Gastrointestinal Intergroup. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), was the Associate Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine and was Editor-in-Chief of PDQ, the National Cancer Institute's cancer information database.

Dr. Lee Ellis is an internationally recognized surgical oncologist, researcher, and leader in the field of translational oncology. He holds several positions at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including Professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology; Director, Metastasis Re
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