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Winston-Salem, NC, United States, 2012/12/13 - SmallCapReview.com, A leading site for news and information on small caps, penny stocks and microcaps is adding Oncolytics Biotech and Telik Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) to its list of stocks "On the Radar" (Nasdaq: ONCY).
Oncolytics Biotech (ONCY) is focused on the development of oncolytic viruses for use as cancer therapeutics. The Company’s lead product, REOLYSIN, a proprietary formulation of the human reovirus, is currently in late stage (Phase III) clinical testing in head and neck cancers. REOLYSIN has been utilized in nearly thirty clinical trials including translational, Phase I, Phase II (single arm and randomized), and Phase III studies in a broad range of cancer indications.
ONCY Investor Highlights
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-naïve head and neck cancers.
Announced three poster presentations covering expanded results from: a Phase II clinical trial using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with Kras or EGFR-activated tumours (REO 016).
Expanded enrollment in the first stage of our Phase III head and neck cancer clinical trial (REO 18) to include 167 patients, all of whom have now been enrolled, and introduced an additional patient segregation to differentiate between patients with local recurrent disease, with or without metastases, and patients with distal metastases while maintaining the blind.
Completed enrollment in a U.K. Phase I clinical trial using intravenously-administered REOLYSIN in combination with cyclophosphamide in patients with advanced malignancies.
Telik Inc. (TELK) is a clinical stage drug development company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat cancer. The company's most advanced drug candidate is Telintra, a modified glutathione analog intended for the treatment of hematologic diseases including myelodysplastic syndrome and ICN; followed by Telcyta, a cancer activated prodrug for the treatment of a variety of cancers. Telik's product candidates were discovered using its proprietary drug discovery technology, TRAP, which enables the rapid and efficient discovery of small molecule drug candidates.
TELK Investor Highlights
Announced today the publication of a clinical trial abstract in the proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the America. Ezatiostat treatment of these ICN patients with grade 4 neutropenia who were not responsive to G‑CSF resulted in a durable increase in their white-blood-cell levels, leading to clinically significant reductions in serious infections. Extended oral treatment with ezatiostat has been well tolerated in these patients and may be appropriate for longer-term therapy.
At September 30, 2012, Telik had $6.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments including restricted investments.
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