updated 10/11/2010 1:45:28 AM ET 2010-10-11T05:45:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Joya Dass joins Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD, Chairman/CEO/President of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:SPPI) to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.

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Biography – Rajesh C. Shrotriya, MD

In September 2000, Dr. Shrotriya joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer and in August 2002, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity he has spearheaded major changes in business strategy and coordinated structural reorganization culminating in the formation of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Previously, Dr. Shrotriya was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for SuperGen, Inc. and Vice President, Medical Affairs and Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at MGI Pharma, Inc. For 18 years he held various positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the most recent being Executive Director Worldwide CNS Clinical Research.

About Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in oncology. The Company's strategy is comprised of acquiring, developing and commercializing a broad and diverse pipeline of late-stage clinical and commercial products. The Company markets two oncology drugs, FUSILEV and ZEVALIN and has two drugs, apaziquone and belinostat, in late stage development along with a diversified pipeline of novel drug candidates.  The Company has assembled an integrated in-house scientific team, including clinical development, medical research, regulatory affairs, biostatistics and data management, formulation development, and has established a commercial infrastructure for the marketing of its drug products.  The Company also leverages the expertise of its worldwide partners to assist in the execution of its strategy. 

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