Pharmion Corporation To Present At The 2006 Bank of America Health Care Conference

BOULDER, Colo., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmion Corporation today announced that Patrick J. Mahaffy, the Company's president and chief executive officer, will present a corporate overview at the 2006 Bank of America Health Care Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The presentation will take place at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There will be a live webcast of the presentation from the conference. The webcast will be accessible through a link posted on the investor relations section of the Pharmion website at The presentation will be available for replay as a webcast or podcast until August 31, 2006.

About Pharmion

Pharmion is a biotechnology company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative products for the treatment of hematology and oncology patients in the U.S., Europe and additional international markets. Pharmion has a number of products on the market including the world's first approved epigenetic cancer drug, Vidaza(R), a DNA demethylating agent. For additional information about Pharmion, please visit the company's website at

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on current expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause Pharmion's future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the status and timing or regulatory approvals for Pharmion's product candidates; the impact of competition from other products under development by Pharmion's competitors; the regulatory environment and changes in the health policies and structure of various countries; acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products and new therapies, uncertainties regarding market acceptance of products newly launched, currently being sold or in development; Pharmion's ability to successfully acquire rights to, develop and commercialize additional pharmaceutical products; failure of third-party manufacturers to produce the product volumes required on a timely basis, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, and other factors that are discussed in Pharmion's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Pharmion undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Pharmion Corporation

CONTACT: Breanna Burkart or Anna Sussman, Directors, Investor Relationsand Corporate Communications, both of Pharmion Corporation, +1-720-564-9150

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