Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Highlights Six Abstracts of Clinical Data at the 2013 American Society of C

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Highlights Six Abstracts of Clinical Data at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 31 - June 4, 2013

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations and a primary focus in oncology and hematology, today announced key presentations of clinical data that included: three ZEVALIN® (ibritumomab tiuxetan)-related poster presentations, and one oral presentation and two poster presentations of clinical data for belinostat at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, being held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 31 to June 4, 2013.

For more information about the ASCO annual meeting and for a complete list of abstracts, please refer to the conference Web site at http://abstract.asco.org/.

The following are the key ZEVALIN and belinostat-related abstracts being presented at the ASCO conference:

Saturday June 1, 2013, 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM CentralTime
Abstract#  Type  Title  First
8507OralBelinostat, a novel pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi), in relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (R/R PTCL): Results from the BELIEF trial.Owen A. O'Connor, MD, PhDE354a

Sunday June 2, 2013, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM Central Time

8558PosterLong-term survival with 90yttrium ibritumomab tiuxetan and rituximab as treatment for relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.Jon E. Arnason, MD

S Hall

8560PosterY90-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Y90-IT) and high-dose melphalan as conditioning regimen before autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for elderly patients with lymphoma in relapse or resistant to chemotherapy: A feasibility trial (SAKK 37/05).Michele Voegeli, MD

S Hall

8556PosterEfficacy of radioimmunotherapy-based conditioning with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for transformed lymphoma.Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD

S Hall


Tuesday June 4, 2013, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time

2526PosterPhi-53: (NCI#7251): Phase I trial of belinostat (PXD101) in combination with 13-cis-retinoic acid (13c-RA) in advanced solid tumor malignancies—A California Cancer Consortium NCI/CTEP sponsored trial.Thehang H. Luu, MDE450a
2527PosterPhase I trial of belinostat in combination with cisplatin (Cis) and etoposide (Etop).Sanjeeve BalasubramaniamE450a

About ZEVALIN®and the ZEVALIN Therapeutic Regimen

ZEVALIN (ibritumomab tiuxetan) Injection for intravenous use is indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). ZEVALIN is also indicated for the treatment of patients with previously untreated follicular non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma who achieve a partial or complete response to first-line chemotherapy.

ZEVALIN is a CD20-directed radiotherapeutic antibody. The ZEVALIN therapeutic regimen consists of two components: rituximab, and Yttrium-90 (Y-90) radiolabeled ZEVALIN for therapy. ZEVALIN builds on the combined effect of a targeted biologic monoclonal antibody augmented with the therapeutic effects of a beta-emitting radioisotope.

Important ZEVALIN®Safety Information

Deaths have occurred within 24 hours of rituximab infusion, an essential component of the ZEVALIN therapeutic regimen. These fatalities were associated with hypoxia, pulmonary infiltrates, acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation, or cardiogenic shock. Most (80%) fatalities occurred with the first rituximab infusion. ZEVALIN administration can result in severe and prolonged cytopenias in most patients. Severe cutaneous and mucocutaneous reactions, some fatal, can occur with the ZEVALIN therapeutic regimen.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNINGS, for ZEVALIN and rituximab. Full prescribing information for ZEVALIN can be found at www.ZEVALIN.com.

About Belinostat

Belinostat (PXD 101) is a pan-HDAC inhibitor being studied in multiple clinical trials as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of various hematological and solid cancers. Its anticancer effect is thought to be mediated through multiple mechanisms of action, including the inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of apoptosis (programmed cell death), inhibition of angiogenesis, induction of differentiation, and the resensitization of cells that have become resistant to anticancer agents such as platinums, taxanes and topoisomerase II inhibitors. Belinostat is the only HDAC inhibitor in clinical development with multiple potential routes of administration, including intravenous administration, continuous intravenous infusion and oral administration.

About Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a leading biotechnology company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing drug products, with a primary focus in oncology and hematology. Spectrum and its affiliates market three oncology drugs ─ FUSILEV® (levoleucovorin) for Injection in the U.S.; FOLOTYN® (pralatrexate injection), also marketed in the U.S.; and ZEVALIN® (ibritumomab tiuxetan) Injection for intravenous use, for which the Company has worldwide marketing rights. Spectrum's strong track record in in-licensing and acquiring differentiated drugs, and expertise in clinical development have generated a robust, diversified, and growing pipeline of product candidates in advanced-stage Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies. More information on Spectrum is available at www.sppirx.com.

Forward-looking statement — This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations.These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to our business and its future, including certain company milestones, Spectrum's ability to identify, acquire, develop and commercialize a broad and diverse pipeline of late-stage clinical and commercial products, leveraging the expertise of partners and employees around the world to assist us in the execution of our strategy, and any statements that relate to the intent, belief, plans or expectations of Spectrum or its management, or that are not a statement of historical fact.Risks that could cause actual results to differ include the possibility that our existing and new drug candidates may not prove safe or effective, the possibility that our existing and new applications to the FDA and other regulatory agencies may not receive approval in a timely manner or at all, the possibility that our existing and new drug candidates, if approved, may not be more effective, safer or more cost efficient than competing drugs, the possibility that our efforts to acquire or in-license and develop additional drug candidates may fail, our lack of sustained revenue history, our limited marketing experience, our dependence on third parties for clinical trials, manufacturing, distribution and quality control and other risks that are described in further detail in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.We do not plan to update any such forward-looking statements and expressly disclaim any duty to update the information contained in this press release except as required by law.

SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.®, FUSILEV®, FOLOTYN®, and ZEVALIN®are registered trademarks of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc and its affiliates.REDEFINING CANCER CARE™ and the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals logos are trademarks owned by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Shiv Kapoor
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Investor Relations

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