Adherex Technologies Inc.
TSX : AHX
AMEX : ADH

Adherex Technologies Inc.

April 23, 2007 08:30 ET

Adherex Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - Adherex Technologies Inc. (TSX:AHX)(AMEX:ADH), a biopharmaceutical company with a broad portfolio of oncology products under development, will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 4 p.m. ET at the Toronto Board of Trade, Downtown Centre, 1 First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street Entrance, Toronto, Ontario. The presentation by Adherex's Chairman and CEO, Dr. William P. Peters, will also be available by live webcast on the Company's website at www.adherex.com.

About Adherex Technologies

Adherex Technologies Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel cancer therapeutics. We aim to be a leader in developing innovative treatments that address important unmet medical needs in cancer. We currently have multiple products in the clinical stage of development, including eniluracil, ADH-1 and sodium thiosulfate (STS). Eniluracil, an oral dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) inhibitor, was previously under development by GlaxoSmithKline for oncology indications. ADH-1, our lead biotechnology compound, selectively targets N-cadherin, a protein present on certain tumor cells and established blood vessels that feed solid tumors. STS, a drug from our specialty pharmaceuticals pipeline, protects against the disabling hearing loss that can often result from treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy drugs. With a diversified portfolio of unique preclinical and clinical-stage cancer compounds and a management team with expertise in identifying, developing and commercializing novel cancer therapeutics, Adherex is emerging as a pioneering oncology company. For more information, please visit our website at www.adherex.com.

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