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Sunesis to Present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference

09/13/11

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sep 13, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- 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 Eric Bjerkholt, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the upcoming UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

A live webcast of the 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 following the presentation.

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 its lead product candidate, vosaroxin, in multiple indications to improve the lives of people with cancer. For additional information on Sunesis, please visit www.sunesis.com.

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SOURCE: Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CONTACT: Investor and Media Inquiries:
David Pitts
Argot Partners
212-600-1902
Eric Bjerkholt
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
650-266-3717