Oncolytics Biotech® Announces Publication of REOLYSIN® Abstract for the ASCO 2018 Annual Meeting

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CALGARY, Alberta and SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC) (OTCQX:ONCYF), currently developing REOLYSIN (pelareorep), an intravenously delivered immuno-oncolytic virus turning cold tumors hot, today announced publication of an abstract on pelareorep for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place from June 1 - 5, 2018 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

The abstract, authored by Wilkinson et al., "Pelareorep to promote the expression of a IFN-gamma-related gene signature that predicts response to checkpoint blockade therapy", outlines results of a study assessing whether pelareorep promotes a predictive inflamed tumor phenotype that correlates with a response to immunotherapy in breast cancer (BC), colorectal cancer (CRC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  The results suggest that all cell lines are susceptible to pelareorep’s induced cytopathic effect.  In particular, BC and HCC cells lines had a significantly inflamed phenotype and also upregulated key chemokines known to promote response to immunotherapy.

“These results clearly demonstrate that viral priming in both BC and HCC tumors can activate interferon gamma-related gene expression which both upregulates checkpoint ligands on tumor cells and promotes activation and infiltration of lymphocytes into the tumor,” said Dr. Matt Coffey, President and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech. “They also support the hypothesis that the virus is engaging a dramatic immune response against the tumor in our recent mBC trial but also suggests that the virus may very well act as a backbone for checkpoint blockage by promoting an inflamed phenotype in the tumor microenvironment.”

The complete Abstract can be found online at .  Full details from the poster presentation will be announced when it is being presented on Monday, June 4 from 8:00 – 11:30 in Hall A, poster board #303.

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Globe Newswire: 22:00 GMT Wednesday 16th May 2018

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