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Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces U.S. Phase II Sarcoma Clinical Trial Conference Call
Date:11/5/2008

CALGARY, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY), will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. MT (1:00 p.m. ET) to update investors on clinical trial results in its U.S. Phase II trial for patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas metastatic to the lung. The results are scheduled to be presented November 6, 2008 at the Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium XXVI in New York.

To access the conference call by telephone, dial 1-416-915-5651 or 1-800-732-6179. A live audio webcast will also be available at the following link: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2471700, or through the Company's website at http://www.oncolyticsbiotech.com. Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed. A replay of the webcast will be available at http://www.oncolyticsbiotech.com and will also be available by telephone through November 13, 2008. To access the telephone replay, dial 1-416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and enter reservation number 21288636 followed by the number sign.

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 http://www.oncolyticsbiotech.com.

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 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 tolerability of REOLYSIN(R) outside a controlled test, 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, except as required by applicable laws.


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