SOURCE: Novacea, Inc.

March 12, 2008 16:41 ET

Novacea to Present at Cowen and Company Healthcare Conference

Company to Report 2007 Financial Results on March 17, 2008

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Novacea, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVC) today announced that John P. Walker, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, will be presenting a company overview at the Cowen and Company 28th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 9:30 am Eastern Time. The conference will be held from March 17-20, 2008 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available from the Investor Relations section of Novacea's website,, and a replay will be available for 21 days thereafter.

Novacea also announced that the company will report its fourth quarter and 2007 financial results on Monday, March 17, 2008.

About Novacea

Novacea, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing novel cancer therapies. Novacea has two product candidates, including Asentar™, which has been in a Phase 3 clinical trial for androgen-independent prostate cancer, or AIPC, and in a Phase 2 trial for advanced pancreatic cancer. Asentar is part of a development and commercialization agreement with Schering-Plough Corporation. Novacea's second product candidate, AQ4N, is a hypoxia-activated prodrug that is currently in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial in glioblastoma multiforme. More information on any of Novacea's trials can be found at

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to financial guidance, development, clinical studies, regulatory review and approval, and commercialization of products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual performance and results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made by Novacea include: early stage of development; the focus, conduct, enrollment and timing of Novacea's clinical trials; regulatory review and approval of product candidates; success or failure of Novacea's present and future collaboration agreements; commercialization of products; developments relating to Novacea's licensing and collaboration agreements; market acceptance of products; funding requirements; intellectual property protection for Novacea's product candidates; competing products; and other risks detailed from time to time under the heading "Risk Factors" in Novacea's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be updated from time to time by Novacea's future filings under the Securities Exchange Act. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, Novacea's actual performance or results may vary materially from any future performance or results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual performance or results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

Novacea is a registered trademark of Novacea, Inc., and Asentar is a trademark of Novacea, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Novacea Contact:

    Paul Laland
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Tel: 650-228-1811
    E-mail: Email Contact