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Sunesis to Present at Upcoming Conferences

11/03/08

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov 03, 2008 /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 the company will be presenting at the following upcoming conferences:

Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference

The New York Palace Hotel, New York

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2:00 p.m. EST

Lazard Capital Markets 5th Annual Healthcare Conference

The St. Regis, New York

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

5:10 p.m. EST

BIO-Europe 2008

m:con Congress Center Rosengarten

Mannheim, Germany

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

9:15 a.m. CET / 3:15 a.m. EST

Interested parties may access a webcast of the Rodman & Renshaw and Lazard Capital presentations 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 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, 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.

    Contacts:                                    Media Contact:
    Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                Invigorate Communications
    Eric Bjerkholt                               Monique Greer
    650-266-3717                                 415-946-1075

SOURCE Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

http://ir.sunesis.com

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