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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Jefferies 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference

06/19/08

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 19, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNSS) today announced that Eric Bjerkholt, Sunesis' Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance, will provide a corporate update at the upcoming Jefferies 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 26, 2008 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, NY.

Interested parties may access a webcast of the presentation by visiting the Sunesis website at http://ir.sunesis.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the "Calendar of Events" page in the Investors and Media section of the Sunesis website for two weeks.

About Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Sunesis is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new oncology therapeutics for the treatment of solid and hematologic cancers. Sunesis has built a highly experienced cancer drug development organization committed to advancing its lead product candidate, voreloxin (formerly SNS-595), in multiple indications to improve the lives of people with cancer. For additional information on Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, please visit http://www.sunesis.com.

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