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Telik Announces Publication of Positive Phase 1-2a Results of a Multicenter Study of TELCYTA(R) in Combination With Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) today announced the publication of the positive results from a Phase 1-2a multicenter, dose-ranging study of TELCYTA in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel as first-line therapy for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a leading peer reviewed publication, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, October 2009; Vol. 4, No. 10. Data on this study were presented at the 98th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on April 17, 2007.

One hundred twenty-nine patients were treated with TELCYTA in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel, of whom 100 were continuing to respond at the end of combination therapy and eligible to receive single agent TELCYTA maintenance therapy. Those patients who received the TELCYTA combination therapy followed by TELCYTA maintenance therapy vs. no maintenance therapy had a median progression-free survival (PFS) of 6.8 months vs. 3.9 months, respectively (p< 0.0001). The difference in PFS correlated with a median survival of 16.8 months in the maintenance group vs. 8.8 months for those without maintenance therapy (p<0.0001). TELCYTA in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy followed by TELCYTA maintenance therapy was well tolerated. TELCYTA may be suited to application as maintenance therapy, an area of current intense interest for the treatment of lung cancer patients. In addition, the regimen appeared active across all types of NSCLC and ongoing investigations are attempting to identify the characteristics of the NSCLC population most likely to benefit from this approach.

About Telik

Telik, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, is a clinical stage drug development company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company's most advanced investigational drug candidates in clinical development are TELINTRA®, a modified glutathione analog for the treatment of cytopenias due to myelodysplastic syndrome or chemotherapy, and TELCYTA, a tumor-activated prodrug for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Telik's product candidates were discovered using its proprietary drug discovery technology, TRAP®, which enables the rapid and efficient discovery of small molecule drug candidates.

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. These include statements concerning the potential for TELCYTA to treat NSCLC, and the effectiveness of TELCYTA in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel and as maintenance therapy in NSCLC patients. These forward-looking statements are based upon Telik's current expectations. There are important factors that could cause Telik's results to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including the risks associated with clinical trials and the interpretation of resulting data. Detailed information regarding these and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by statements in this press release may be found in Telik's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the factors described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Telik does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

TELIK, the Telik logo, TELINTRA, TELCYTA and TRAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Telik, Inc.

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