OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Presentations at September Investor Conferences



    BOTHELL, WA and VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. (NASDAQ:   OGXI) announced today that the company will webcast
presentations at the following investor conferences:

    
    -   Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference on Thursday,
        September 10, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time in the Fahnestock Salon
        at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City.

    -   Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 11,
        2009 at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time in the Stuart Room at the Four
        Seasons Hotel in Boston.

    -   BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference on
        Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time in room
        304/305 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in New
        York City.
    

    Access to a live webcast of each of the presentations will be available
on the Events & Presentation section of the Investor Relations page on the
company Web site at www.oncogenex.com. A replay of each webcast will be
available for 30 days following the event.

    About OncoGenex

    OncoGenex is a biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and
commercialization of new therapies that address unmet needs in the treatment
of cancer. 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. OGX-011, the lead candidate that has completed
five Phase 2 clinical studies in prostate, lung and breast cancers, is
designed to inhibit the production of a specific protein associated with
treatment resistance; OGX-427 is in Phase 1 clinical development; SN2310 has
completed the 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.





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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