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Poniard Pharmaceuticals Provides Year-End Clinical Update at 2007 Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference
Date:11/27/2007

- Significant clinical progress noted in small cell lung, prostate and

colorectal cancer trials -

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology, today provided an update of its picoplatin development program in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), colorectal cancer (CRC) and hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), and its oral formulation in solid tumors. Presenting at the Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference in New York, Jerry McMahon, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Poniard, noted that the Company has made significant progress in 2007 in its clinical development program for picoplatin, its lead product candidate.

"2007 has been an important year for Poniard, as we have continued to advance our development of picoplatin, a new generation chemotherapy agent with the potential to become a platform product addressing multiple indications, combinations and formulations," said Dr. McMahon. "We continue to drive our clinical programs toward completion and have achieved significant milestones this year. In addition, we remain on track to file our NDA for picoplatin in 2009."

Poniard is providing an update on the progress on all four of its picoplatin clinical trials, as follows:

Phase 3 SPEAR Trial:

Poniard is evaluating intravenous picoplatin in an ongoing pivotal Phase 3 trial, known as SPEAR (Study of Picoplatin Efficacy After Relapse), in SCLC. This registrational trial is being conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is evaluating overall survival as the primary endpoint.

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