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GPC BIOTECH AND PHARMION CORPORATION ANNOUNCE PARTNERING AGREEMENT FOR SATRAPLATIN

Dec. 21, 2005
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GPC Biotech AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: GPC; TecDAX index; Nasdaq: GPCB) and Pharmion Corporation (Nasdaq: PHRM) today announced that the companies have entered into a co-development and license agreement for satraplatin, the only oral platinum-based compound in advanced clinical development. Satraplatin has shown promising safety and efficacy as demonstrated by significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) in a randomized study of first-line treatment of patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) and is currently the subject of a Phase 3 registrational trial as second-line chemotherapy treatment for patients with HRPC.

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