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SuperGen to Highlight Oncology Pipeline Data in Multiple Presentations at the AACR Annual Meeting

DUBLIN, Calif., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SuperGen Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPG), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, rapid development and commercialization of therapies for solid tumors and hematological malignancies, today announced that multiple abstracts have been accepted for oral and poster presentations at the AACR Annual Meeting, which will take place April 12-16 in San Diego, California.

An oral presentation by Dr. Steven Warner will highlight SuperGen's PIM Kinase Inhibitor in cell lines from hematological and solid malignancies. The poster presentations will focus on data concerning many of SuperGen's current oncology programs, including the lead clinical compound, MP-470, and its ability to suppress the repair of double stranded DNA breaks following treatment with DNA-damaging agents.
SuperGen's schedule of presentations is as follows:

Date Time (PDT) Abstract # and Title

Sunday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. #671 -- Inhibition of erlotinib resistance

April 13 on HER-family tyrosine kinases by

combination with MP-470, a

multi-targeted TK inhibitor in prostate and

breast cancer

Monday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. #2613 -- The dinucleotide prodrug of

April 14 decitabine demonstrated increased in vivo

efficacy due to enhanced drug delivery and


Tuesday, 8 a.m. - noon #4083 -- MP-470, a potent oral Rad51

April 15 suppressor is safe and tolerable in

first-in-human study

Tuesday, 2:25 p.m. - #4974 -- A potent small molecule PIM kinase

April 15 2:40 p.m. inhibitor with activity in cell lines from

(oral presentation) hematological and solid malignancies

Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. #4891 -- Activity of the multi-targeted,

April 15 receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor MP-470

against synovial sarcoma cells

Wednesday, 8 a.m. - noon #5729 -- Pharmacokinetics of MP-529, a

April 16 selective Aurora A kinase inhibitor, in a

novel subcutaneous delivery system

About SuperGen

Based in Dublin, Calif., SuperGen, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, rapid development and commercialization of therapies for solid tumors and hematological malignancies. SuperGen is developing a number of therapeutic anticancer products focused on kinase and cell signaling inhibitors and DNA methyltransferase inhibitors. For more information about SuperGen, please visit

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Timothy L. Enns Mary M. Vegh

SuperGen, Inc. SuperGen, Inc.

SVP, Corporate Communications Manager, Investor Relations

& Business Development

Tel: (925) 560-0100 Tel: (925) 560-2845

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