Navigation Links
Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Gene Therapy Publication on Reovirus Treatment for Melanoma

CALGARY, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that Prof. Alan Melcher and his research group at St. James's University Hospital in Leeds, U.K. published the results of their work in the April 10 online issue of Gene Therapy. The paper is entitled "Inflammatory Tumour Cell Killing by Oncolytic Reovirus for the Treatment of Melanoma."

The investigators showed that reovirus effectively kills and replicates in both human melanoma cell lines and freshly resected tumour. They demonstrated that reovirus melanoma killing is more potent than, and distinct from, chemotherapy or radiotherapy-induced cell death. They concluded that reovirus is suitable for clinical testing in melanoma.

"Our ongoing preclinical work indicates that reovirus has a number of mechanisms by which it kills melanoma cell lines and tumours," said Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics. "This most recent work provides additional support to our upcoming Phase II melanoma clinical trial with the U.S. National Cancer Institute."

About Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics. Oncolytics' clinical program includes a variety of Phase I/II and Phase II human trials using REOLYSIN(R), its proprietary formulation of the human reovirus, alone and in combination with radiation or chemotherapy. For further information about Oncolytics, please visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, including the implication of the materials published in "Gene Therapy" with respect to REOLYSIN(R), the Company's expectations related to the results of trials investigating delivery of REOLYSIN(R), and the Company's belief as to the potential of REOLYSIN(R) as a cancer therapeutic, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources to pursue research and development projects, the efficacy of REOLYSIN(R) as a cancer treatment, the success and timely completion of clinical studies and trials, the Company's ability to successfully commercialize REOLYSIN(R), uncertainties related to the research and development of pharmaceuticals and uncertainties related to the regulatory process. Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Reovirus Research for Multiple Myeloma at AACR Annual Meeting
2. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Reovirus Research for Pediatric Sarcomas at AACR Annual Meeting
3. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Completes Dose Escalation in Combination REOLYSIN(R)/Paclitaxel and Carboplatin Trial
4. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Reports Positive Interim Results of U.K. Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Carboplatin/Paclitaxel Trial
5. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Issuance of 26th U.S. Patent
6. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Publication of Research on Immune Response to REOLYSIN(R) during a Phase I Clinical Trial
7. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators to Present Reovirus Research at AACR Annual Meeting
8. Media Advisory - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. to Present at BioSquare 2008
9. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Reports Highlights and Financial Results for 2007
10. Media Advisory - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. to Present at Bio CEO & Investor Conference
11. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Publication of Research on Combination Reovirus and Radiation Therapy
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... need to maintain healthy metabolism. But unless it is bound to proteins, copper ... Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will conduct a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:  AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) ... of the Toronto Stock Exchange, confirms that as of ... corporate developments that would cause the recent movements in ... --> About Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... Aeterna Zentaris is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... PUNE, India , November 24, 2015 ... to a new market research report "Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market ... Equipment), Application (PCR, Gene Synthesis, Diagnostic, DNA, RNAi), End-User ... to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected ... 1,078.1 Million in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.1% ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), led ... also known as Multirotor Grand Prix, to represent the First–Person View (FPV) racing community. ... members have embraced this type of racing and several new model aviation pilots have ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/12/2015)... , Nov. 11, 2015   Growing ... reliable analytical tools has been paving the way ... qualitative determination of discrete analytes in clinical, agricultural, ... are being predominantly used in medical applications, however, ... environmental sectors due to continuous emphasis on improving ...
(Date:11/10/2015)... About signature verification Signature ... identify and verify the identity of an individual ... secure and accurate method of authentication and is ... because each individual,s signature is highly unique. Signature ... signature of an individual is compared and matched ...
(Date:11/4/2015)... York , November 4, 2015 ... a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Home ... Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2022", the global home ... US$ 30.3 bn by 2022. The market is estimated ... forecast period from 2015 to 2022. Rising security needs ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):