Media Advisory - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. to Present at BioSquare 2008



    CALGARY, March 10 /CNW/ - Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of
Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ:   ONCY), will present a corporate
overview of the Company at the BioSquare 2008 Conference on Thursday, March
13, 2008. The event is being held at the Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland
from March 12-14, 2008.

    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 www.oncolyticsbiotech.com

    The presentation times are subject to change. This release and the
presentation related thereto contain forward-looking statements which involve
known and unknown risks, delays, uncertainties and other factors not under the
Company's control and which may cause actual results, performance or
achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results,
performance or expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. Such
risks and uncertainties include, among others, the efficacy of REOLYSIN(R) as
a cancer treatment, the success and timely completion of clinical studies and
trials, 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.

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For further information:

For further information: For Canada: Oncolytics Biotech Inc., Cathy
Ward,  210, 1167 Kensington Cr NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1X7, Tel: (403)
670-7377, Fax: (403) 283-0858, cathy.ward@oncolytics.ca; For Canada: The
Equicom Group, Nick Hurst, 325-300 5th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3C4,
Tel: (403) 538-4845, Fax: (403) 237-6916, nhurst@equicomgroup.com; For United
States: The Investor Relations Group, Erika Moran, 11 Stone St, 3rd Floor, New
York, NY 10004, Tel: (212) 825-3210, Fax: (212) 825-3229,
emoran@investorrelationsgroup.com


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