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Progen Presents Additional Analysis of Data from PI-88 Phase 2 Liver Cancer Study at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Date:11/5/2007

r 600-patient Phase 3 study will demonstrate PI-88's effect not only for those patients likely to recur within a relatively short period of time, but also for those whose chance of recurrence is delayed, as the Phase 3 study is designed to treat and follow patients for a longer period of time."

The double-blind placebo controlled Phase 3 study is designed to assess, as its primary endpoint, improvement in disease free survival (DFS), amongst approximately 600 patients in countries across North America, Europe and Asia, following surgery to remove liver cancer tumors. Half of the patients in this study will be administered PI-88 after surgical removal of tumors and the remaining patients will receive a placebo so that a direct statistical comparison between the placebo and PI-88 can be made.

A copy of this poster presentation can be found at http://www.progen-pharma.com.

(1) Each year, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

brings together over 6,000 hepatologists and hepatology health

professionals from around the world for its annual meeting to meet

and exchange the latest liver disease research, and discuss treatment

outcomes.

About PI-88: PI-88 is one of a new class of multi-targeted cytostatic cancer therapeutics. It is a novel anti-cancer compound with a first-in-class mechanism as a heparan sulfate mimetic. Its anti-tumor activity is based on inhibition of two biological processes -- angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels) and metastasis (the spread of cancer to other sites) -- critical to the growth and progression of cancer. In a Phase 2 trial in post- resection liver cancer, 160mg of PI-88 demonstrated a 25% improvement in the primary endpoint of disease-free rate at 48 weeks and 78% improvement in secondary endpoint of disease-free survival. These results, combined with positive feedback from the FDA, provi
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