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Cyclacel to Report New Sapacitabine Clinical Data at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:CYCC) (Nasdaq:CYCCP) (Cyclacel or the Company), a biopharmaceutical company developing oral therapies that target the various phases of cell cycle control for the treatment of cancer and other serious disorders announced today that updated Phase 3 clinical trial results for the treatment of elderly patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with sapacitabine and decitabine administered in alternating cycles will be presented at a poster presentation during the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Atlanta, on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

The poster's abstract details are as follows:

Abstract: 2630
Title: Pooled Analysis of Elderly Patients with Newly Diagnosed AML Treated with Sapacitabine and Decitabine Administered in Alternating Cycles
Date/Time:
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Hall B1-B2, Level 1, Building B (Georgia World Congress Center)
Session: Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster II
Poster board: The abstract is available online at: https://ash.confex.com/ash/2012/webprogram/start.html.

About Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Cyclacel is a biopharmaceutical company developing oral therapies that target the various phases of cell cycle control for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. The Company's most advanced oral product candidate, sapacitabine, is the subject of SEAMLESS, a Phase 3 trial being conducted under an SPA with the FDA as front-line treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the elderly and Phase 2 studies for AML, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and solid tumors including breast, lung, ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Cyclacel's pipeline includes seliciclib, a CDK inhibitor, in Phase 2 for lung and nasopharyngeal cancer and in Phase 1 in combination with sapacitabine; and CYC065, a second generation CDK inhibitor, in IND-directed development. Cyclacel's strategy is to build a diversified biopharmaceutical business focused in hematology and oncology based on a development pipeline of novel drug candidates. Please visit www.cyclacel.com for additional information.

Forward-looking Statements

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