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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Commences Phase 1 Trial With EntreMed's Selective Kinase Inhibitor
Date:5/8/2008

combination with other approved cancer drugs. ENMD-2076 is unique-in-class because it not only inhibits Aurora A selectively, it also inhibits a cluster of kinases that are important for tumor growth, particularly growth factor receptors critical to angiogenesis. ENMD-2076 has potent antitumor activity in multiple preclinical models, including both solid tumors and hematological cancers."

James S. Burns, EntreMed President & Chief Executive Officer commented, "Further development of ENMD-2076 is consistent with both our focus on investing behind oncology drug candidates with strong single-agent activity and our continuing interest in kinase inhibitors. In keeping with our 2008 goals of cash preservation and rigorous resource management, we intend to pay the $2 million Phase 1 milestone to Miikana shareholders in shares of EntreMed common stock. Our goals for this program over the next twelve months are to complete the clinical trial in solid tumor patients, initiate a clinical trial in patients with hematological cancers, and secure a pharmaceutical partner to help accelerate the development of ENMD-2076."

About EntreMed

EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates primarily for the treatment of cancer and inflammation. MKC-1 is currently in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials for cancer. MKC-1 is an oral cell-cycle regulator with activity against the mTOR pathway. ENMD-1198, a novel antimitotic agent, and ENMD-2076, a selective kinase inhibitor, are in Phase 1 studies in advanced cancers. The Company also has an approved IND application for Panzem(R) in rheumatoid arthritis. EntreMed's goal is to develop and commercialize new compounds based on the Company's expertise in angiogenesis, cell-cycle regulation and inflammation -- processes vital to the treatment of cancer and other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Additional information about EntreMed is available on the Company's web site at '/>"/>

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