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Jul 31, 2008

Lorus Therapeutics : Allowance of New United States Patent for its Anticancer Drug LOR-2040

Jul 29, 2008 -- Lorus Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: LOR, AMEX: LRP), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of cancer, announced the allowance of a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its clinical-stage anticancer drug LOR-2040.
The patent, which was issued this month as U.S. Patent No. 7,405,205, protects methods of treating leukemia with LOR-2040, both alone and in combination with chemotherapy drugs. The patent also covers methods of treating specific solid cancers with LOR-2040, including colon, lung, breast, and bladder cancers. LOR-2040 composition as well as its design and use as a unique anticancer drug is currently protected in the U.S. under a separate patent issued in 1999... [PDF] Lorus Therapeutics' Press Release -