BOTHELL, Wash., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OGXI) announced today that Scott Cormack, OncoGenex's president and chief executive officer, will take part in a panel discussion on novel cancer treatments at the upcoming RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference. The panel discussion entitled, "Cancer Treatments: Under the Radar Unique Late-Stage Opportunities", will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 9 a.m. (Eastern Time) in the Holmes I Room of the New York Palace Hotel, in New York City.
A live audio webcast of the panel discussion will be available on Investor Relations page of the OncoGenex website at www.oncogenex.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Company's website for a period of 90 days.
OncoGenex is a biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies that address treatment resistance in cancer patients. OncoGenex has a deep oncology pipeline, with each product candidate having a distinct mechanism of action and representing a unique opportunity for cancer drug development. OncoGenex and Teva Pharmaceuticals have entered a global collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize OncoGenex's lead drug candidate, custirsen. Custirsen is currently in Phase 3 clinical development as a treatment in men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. The companies plan to begin Phase 3 development of custirsen in first-line treatment of advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer in 2011. OGX-427 is in Phase 2 clinical development; SN2310 has completed a Phase 1 clinical trial; and CSP-9222 and OGX-225 are currently in pre-clinical development. More information is available at