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Hana Biosciences’ clinical trial agreement with the National Cancer Institute

September 30, 2009
Hana Biosciences (OTCBB:HNAB) announced a Clinical Trial Agreement with the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute for the co-development of Marqibo(R) (vincristine sulfate liposomes injection) in refractory pediatric cancer. The five-year agreement will initially focus on a Phase 1 trial to evaluate the safety, preliminary efficacy, pharmacokinetic profile, and weekly dose of Marqibo in children and adolescents with refractory cancer. Following the Phase I trial, the Company and CCR plan a Phase 2 trial in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common cancer of childhood. The Company anticipates that this Phase 2 trial will facilitate subsequent studies of Marqibo in combination with standard chemotherapy regimens.

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