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Immunicon Corporation to Present at 2008 ASCO Annual Meeting

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2008 - The Circulating Tumor Cell technology developed by Immunicon Corporation (OTCBB:IMMC) will be the subject of 12 abstracts presented in a variety of applications at the 44th annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference, the premier educational and scientific event in the oncology community. The conference takes place on May 30-June 3 at the McCormick Place Convention Complex in Chicago, Illinois. The presentations will detail results of research using the CellSearch(TM) System and Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) to predict disease progression and outcome in patients with breast and prostate cancers as well as patients with lung and bladder cancers. The abstracts include work by Immunicon researchers as well as studies conducted by pharmaceutical companies and research institutes.

For dates and times of the presentations, please see Following the conference, the Immunicon presentations will be posted on Immunicon's Web site at

Abstract Presentations will include:

Category: Breast Cancer--Local-Regional and Adjuvant Therapy

-- Prognostic relevance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood of breast cancer patients before and after adjuvant chemotherapy: The German SUCCESS-Trial. (Abstract No: 503)

-- Detection of circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood of patients who underwent lung cancer surgery. (Abstract No: 7564)

Category: Tumor Biology and Human Genetics

-- Detection of Bcl-2 and apoptosis in circulating tumor cells during treatment of metastatic breast cancer. (Abstract No: 11016)

-- Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and endothelial cells (CECs) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and primary lung cancer (LC). (Abstract No: 11019)

-- Circulating tumor cells (CTC): A reliable predictor of treatment efficacy in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). (Abstract No: 11018)

Category: Lung Cancer--Metastatic Lung Cancer

-- Characterization of NSCLC patients responding to anti-IGF-IR therapy. (Abstract No: 8000)

-- Circulating tumor cell analysis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. (Abstract No: 19026)

Category: Genitourinary Cancer

-- Longitudinal analysis of circulating tumor cell (CTC) counts in prostate cancer patients: assessment of treatment efficacy. (Abstract No: 5169)

-- Pre- and post-treatment circulating tumor cell counts (CTCc) and overall survival (OS) in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC): The Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) experience. (Abstract No: 5072)

-- Abiraterone acetate and prednisone in patients (Pts) with progressive metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) after failure of docetaxel-based chemotherapy. (Abstract No: 5019)

-- Circulating tumor cells in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer. (Abstract No: 16054)

Category: Developmental Therapeutics: Molecular Therapeutics

-- Phase I open-labeled trial of gemcitabine and dasatinib in advanced solid tumors. (Abstract No: 14626)

About Immunicon Corporation

Immunicon Corporation is developing and commercializing proprietary cell- and molecular-based human diagnostic and life science research products, and is providing certain analytical services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to assist them in developing new therapeutic agents, with an initial focus on cancer disease management. Immunicon has developed platform technologies to identify, count and characterize a small number of rare cells in blood, such as circulating tumor cells and circulating endothelial cells that are important in many diseases and biological processes. Immunicon's products and underlying technology platforms also have application in cancer research and may have applications in other fields of medicine, such as cardiovascular and infectious diseases. For more information, please visit

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Immunicon Corporation
Byron D. Hewett
President and CEO
Tierney Communications
Denise Portner
Senior Vice President

Posted: May 2008