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OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase 3 Trial in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Date:6/21/2010

BOTHELL, WA, and VANCOUVER, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 registration trial of custirsen sodium (OGX-011/TV-1011), its lead product candidate being developed for the treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This trial, referred to as the Prostate Cancer SATURN Trial, is the first of three Phase 3 trials to be initiated under a global collaboration and license agreement between OncoGenex and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NASDAQ: TEVA) to develop and commercialize OGX-011/ TV-1011.

This randomized, controlled, international Phase 3 trial will be conducted in approximately 50 cancer centers and will enroll approximately 300 men with metastatic CRPC who have previously responded to first-line docetaxel therapy, but subsequently have disease progression that involves prostate cancer-related pain despite opioid usage. Patients will be randomized to receive retreatment with docetaxel/prednisone plus OGX-011/ TV-1011 or docetaxel/prednisone plus placebo in a blinded manner. The primary endpoint of the SATURN trial will be to determine whether durable pain palliation for 12 weeks or more is observed in a greater proportion of patients treated with docetaxel/prednisone plus OGX-011/ TV-1011 compared to docetaxel/prednisone plus placebo.

More information on the Prostate Cancer SATURN Trial is available on the Company's website at http://oncogenex.com/clinic
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