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Jul 25, 2009

Allos Therapeutics Completes Enrollment in Randomized Phase 2b Trial of Pralatrexate in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Allos Therapeutics, Inc.Jul. 7, 2009 - Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTH) announced the completion of patient enrollment in the Company's randomized Phase 2b clinical trial comparing pralatrexate to erlotinib (Tarceva®) in patients with Stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are, or have been, cigarette smokers who have failed treatment with at least one prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.

“Advanced non-small cell lung cancer represents an area of high unmet medical need where we believe pralatrexate has the potential to offer a new treatment option,” said Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., chief medical officer of Allos Therapeutics. “We are pleased with the strong interest in this trial, having enrolled 201 patients in 18 months. The objective of this Phase 2b trial is to assess the treatment effect of pralatrexate in certain pre-specified subsets of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer where we believe the agent has the potential to provide clinical benefit.” ... Allos Therapeutics' Press Release -