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June 22, 2011 07:01 ET

Trade Catalyst: Upcoming Paper to Spotlight Potential of Virus to Treat Certain Lung Cancer Patients

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Researchers from The Ohio State University, Georgetown University, and Oncolytics Biotech (NASDAQ: ONCY), a Calgary-based biotechnology company, will present a paper on their findings about a type of virus known as the human reovirus, which possesses a remarkable trait: It can replicate inside and kill cancer cells that feature a common mutation (known as an "activated Ras pathway"), while leaving the body's normal cells alone.

The new study report will present findings at the upcoming 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, to be held July 3-7 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

It appears Reovirus has the potential to treat certain lung cancer patients when the reovirus is combined with two other substances known as paclitaxel and carboplatin, and that is significant given that lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men (after prostate cancer) and women (after breast cancer). In fact, it accounts for about 15% of all new cancers.

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