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Pharmacyclics Announces Oral Presentations Of Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) At The 17th Congress Of The European Hematology Association

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) today announced that clinical abstracts on Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor, ibrutinib (formerly, PCI-32765) have been selected for oral presentations at the 17th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), June 14-17, 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The update on data presented specifically includes: 1) updated safety and efficacy data, including progression free survival, from the phase Ib/II CLL single agent trial in relapsed or refractory and treatment naive patients (PCYC-1102-CA); 2) safety and efficacy data from the phase Ib CLL combination trial with bendamustine and rituximab in relapsed or refractory patients (PCYC-1108-CA). Pharmacyclics plans to issue a material update on the ibrutinib clinical development program and its results in a press release after the EHA oral presentations.

Oral Presentation at EHA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ( June 14-17, 2012)Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2012; 8:00 AM8:15 AM CETLocation: Elicium 1Abstract # 1970: The Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) is Highly Active and Tolerable in Relapsed or Refractory and Treatment Naive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients, Updated Results of a Phase Ib/II Study. Dr. Susan M. O'Brien et al. MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Oral Presentation at EHA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ( June 14-17, 2012)Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2012; 8:15 AM8:30 AM CETLocation: Elicium 1Abstract # 1590: Combination of the Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor PCI-32765 with bendamustine/rituximab in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Interim results of a phase Ib/II study. Dr. Jennifer Brown et al. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ibrutinib is an oral first-in-class, selective, irreversible Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor being investigated for its potential in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, all of which are considered B-cell malignancies.  Ibrutinib is being jointly developed by Pharmacyclics, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

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