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December 13, 2012
06:33 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech announce positive top line Reolysindata for Phase III study
Oncolytics Biotech announced initial positive top line data from the first endpoint in its double-blinded randomized Phase III clinical study examining REOLYSIN in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in second-line patients with platinum-refractory, taxane-naive head and neck cancers. The endpoint examines initial percentage tumour changes between the pre-treatment and first post-treatment scans, typically performed at six weeks post-first treatment, of all patients enrolled in the study. The analysis was designed to assess early differences in response between loco-regional tumours and metastatic tumours, as classified and observed by the investigators. This is the first, and to this point only, endpoint to be un-blinded for this study.
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April 14, 2014
06:49 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech reports evaluation of clinical study with REOLYSIN
Oncolytics Biotech announced that Dr. Adel Jebar of the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, University of Leeds, presented a poster at the 8th Annual International Conference on Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics held in Oxford, UK. Researchers examined REOLYSIN in panels of both normal and malignant liver cells and administered either REOLYSIN or saline to SCID mice with HCV-positive HCC xenografts. The aims of the study were to assess interferon secretion in normal and malignant liver cells in response to reovirus infection; the effects of reovirus infection in normal and malignant liver cells on HBV and HCV proteins; and the anti-viral and anti-cancer effects of reovirus in vivo. Based on these results, the investigators are evaluating the conduct of a translation clinical study.
06:47 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech collaborators present preclinical research on liver cancer
Oncolytics Biotech announced that Dr. Adel Jebar of the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, University of Leeds, presented a poster at the 8th Annual International Conference on Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics held in Oxford, UK. Researchers examined Reolysin in panels of both normal and malignant liver cells and administered either Reolysin or saline to SCID mice with HCV-positive HCC xenografts. The aims of the study were to assess interferon secretion in normal and malignant liver cells in response to reovirus infection; the effects of reovirus infection in normal and malignant liver cells on HBV and HCV proteins; and the anti-viral and anti-cancer effects of reovirus in vivo. The study results showed that reovirus infection of primary human liver cells and HCC lines induced a robust type I interferon response; that reovirus-conditioned media from both primary human liver cells and JHH1 cells potently inhibits HCV and HBV in vitro with these effects abrogated by the blockade of the type I interferon receptor and soluble interferon beta; and that reovirus inhibits HCC xenograft growth and HCV replication in vivo. The researchers concluded that the results described a novel dual anti-viral and anti-cancer mechanism for reovirus in HBV/HCV-positive HCC and that reovirus treatment of patients with HBV/HCV positive HCC will likely lead to the suppression, rather than exacerbation, of the underlying oncogenic viral infection. Based on these results, the investigators are evaluating the conduct of a translation clinical study.
06:33 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech collaborators present head, neck cancer biomarker poster
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April 8, 2014
09:00 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech rises 12.4%
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06:38 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech reports tumor stabilization or shrinkage in REOLYSIN study
Oncolytics Biotech announced additional data from the Company's randomized, double-blinded clinical study examining REOLYSIN in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with second-line, platinum-refractory, taxane-na´ve head and neck cancers, or REO 018. Highlights include: 118 patients had loco-regional head and neck disease, with or without distal metastases An intent-to-treat analysis of the overall survival, or OS, of the 118 patients with loco-regional disease was performed on all patients to the median PFS in each arm, censoring any patients who received post-discontinuation therapy at the date at which they commenced the first of these therapies. This analysis demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in OS for the test arm versus the control arm; and the 118 patients with loco-regional head and neck disease, with or without distal metastases, were evaluated for percentage magnitude of tumour shrinkage at the first post-treatment scan. The test arm showed a statistical trend towards better tumour stabilization or shrinkage over the control arm. There were 47 patients with distal metastases alone. At the time of the analysis, eight of the 47 patients were still alive. The test arm patients in this group maintained a PFS benefit over control arm patients for five cycles of therapy. There are too few patients to power a statistical analysis of the PFS and OS of this patient group; and the 47 patients with distal metastases alone were evaluated for percentage magnitude of tumour shrinkage at the first post-treatment scan (performed at approximately six weeks). The test arm demonstrated statistically significantly better tumour stabilization or shrinkage than the control arm.
06:37 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech to host conference call
Conference call to discuss additional data analysis from the Company's REO 018 trial in head and neck cancers will be held on April 8 at 7:45 am. Webcast Link
06:35 EDTONCYOncolytics Biotech announces additional data from REO 018 study of Reolysin
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