MedImmune Presents Data Highlighting its Progressive Oncology Portfolio at Annual Meeting of the American Association For Cancer

SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune today announced that researchers will present seven abstracts on the company's oncology portfolio programs at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, exemplifying the company's long-standing commitment to excellence in oncology research.

"Cancer research has long been a core area of focus at MedImmune and we are proud to share data from our increasingly large oncology portfolio at this year's meeting," said Bahija Jallal, Ph.D., vice president of translational science and head, preclinical oncology.

Investigators will present results from four studies of the novel heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitor retaspimycin hydrochloride (also known as IPI-504); two studies of antibodies targeting the CD19 antigen, including MEDI-538 (also known as MT103); and one study of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1).

About MedImmune

MedImmune strives to provide better medicines to patients, new medical options for physicians and rewarding careers to employees. Dedicated to advancing science and medicine to help people live better lives, the company is focused on cardiovascular/gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience, oncology, infection, respiratory disease and inflammation. With approximately 3,000 employees worldwide and headquarters in Maryland, MedImmune is wholly owned by AstraZeneca plc (LSE: AZN.L, NYSE: AZN). For more information, visit MedImmune's website at www.medimmune.com.

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