Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call and Webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Tomorrow to Discuss Results of Pivotal Phase 3 SPEAR Trial in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Monday, November 16, 2009 General News
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 15 Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD) today announced that the Company will hold a teleconference and webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, Monday, November 16, to discuss results from its pivotal Phase 3 SPEAR (Study of Picoplatin Efficacy After Relapse) trial of picoplatin in patients with small cell lung cancer.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

To participate in the live call on Monday, November 16, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Time), please dial 866-816-1982 from the U.S. or 913-312-0857 for international callers. The Webcast can be accessed on the "Events" page of the "News & Events" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.poniard.com. A replay of the Webcast will be available on the Company's Web site for 10 days.

About Poniard Pharmaceuticals

Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative oncology products to impact the lives of people with cancer. Picoplatin, the Company's lead platform product candidate, is a new generation platinum chemotherapy. Clinical trials of intravenous picoplatin include a Phase 3 trial in small cell lung cancer and Phase 2 trials in metastatic colorectal and castration-resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancers. The Company also has conducted a clinical trial of oral picoplatin in solid tumors. For additional information please visit http://www.poniard.com.

(C) 2009 Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Poniard and Poniard Pharmaceuticals are trademarks of Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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