Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming  April 11, 2016 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased CTI BioPharma Corp. ("CTI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CTIC) securities pursuant and/or traceable to the Company's Registration Statement and Prospectus (collectively, the "Registration Statement") issued in connection with the Company's public offering on or about September 24, 2015 (the "Offering"); and/or (2) between March 4, 2014 and February 9, 2016, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Investors who suffered losses over $50,000 on their investment in CTI securities are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights.

The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects; including that the Company's primary product, pacritinib had adverse effects on patients that would likely inhibit FDA approval of the drug. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose: (1) the detrimental effect on survival of pacritinib; (2) that the Company's clinical trials demonstrated deaths associated with pacritinib usage; (3) that the Company's new drug application for pacritinib would likely be withdrawn; (4) that, as such, the Company's future revenues were impaired; (5) that the company lacked adequate internal controls; and (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company's financial statements and Defendants' statements about CTI's business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When news of the FDA hold on the Company's clinical trial of pacritinib, and the subsequent withdrawal of the Company's NDA, the Company's shares fell sharply in value.

If you purchased CTI shares, you may move the Court no later than  April 11, 2016 to request appointment as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to  howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at  http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.

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