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Sunesis to Present at the Jefferies 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference

06/16/09

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNSS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new oncology therapeutics for the treatment of solid and hematologic cancers, today announced that Daniel Swisher, Chief Executive Officer of Sunesis, will be presenting at the Jefferies 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time in New York on June 17, 2009.

The live webcast of this presentation will be available on 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 biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization 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 voreloxin in multiple indications to improve the lives of people with cancer. For additional information on Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, please visit http://www.sunesis.com.

SUNESIS and the logo are trademarks of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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    Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.               Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Eric Bjerkholt                              Dan Weinseimer
    650-266-3717                                650-266-3739

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