OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals to Present at RBC Capital Markets' Healthcare
Conference

BOTHELL, WA, and VANCOUVER, March 1 /CNW/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today that Scott Cormack, OncoGenex's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the RBC Capital Markets' Healthcare Conference on a panel titled "Cancer: Improving Treatment Through Combination Therapy." The panel will be held at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 3, 2010 at the Palace Hotel in New York.

A live webcast will be available through the Investor Relations page of the OncoGenex Web site at http://ir.oncogenex.com. A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the call and will be archived for 30 days.

About OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals

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 Pharmaceutical have entered a global collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize OncoGenex's lead drug candidate, OGX-011. The companies expect to initiate two Phase 3 trials in castrate resistant prostate cancer in 2010, and a third Phase 3 trial in non-small cell lung cancer in early 2011; OGX-427 is in Phase 1 clinical development; SN2310 has completed a Phase 1 clinical trial; and CSP-9222 and OGX-225 are currently in pre-clinical development.

More information about OncoGenex is available at www.oncogenex.com.

SOURCE OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

For further information: For further information: OncoGenex Contact: Scott Cormack, President & CEO, (604) 630-5400, scormack@oncogenex.com; Media and Investor Contact: Jason Spark, Porter Novelli Life Sciences, (619) 849-6005, jspark@pnlifesciences.com


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