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OncoGenex to Webcast Discussion of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results on Thursday, March 10, 2011

BOTHELL, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia - March 7, 2011 -OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today that the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results will be released on Thursday, March 10, 2011 after the NASDAQ Global Market closes at 4:00 p.m. ET, and that the Company will host a conference call and live webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET that afternoon. Management will discuss the company's financial results and provide a 2011 corporate outlook.

To access the webcast, log on to the Investor Relations page of the OncoGenex website at www.oncogenex.com. Alternatively, you may access the live conference call by dialing (877) 606-1416 (U.S. & Canada) or (707) 287-9313 (International). A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the call and will be archived on www.oncogenex.com for 90 days.

About OncoGenex
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 diverse 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 Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:TEVA) have entered a global collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize OncoGenex' lead drug candidate, custirsen. Custirsen is currently in Phase 3 clinical development as a treatment in men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. The companies plan to begin Phase 3 development of custirsen in first-line treatment of advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer in 2011. OGX-427 is in Phase 2 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.

OncoGenex' Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements concerning our anticipated product development activities, the timing and costs of these activities and the potential benefits of our product candidates. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, among others, the risk that the Company is unable to complete its product development activities as and when planned, if at all, the risk that the Company will be unable to commercialize any product candidates in development and the other risk factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2010. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained herein or to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof, other than as may be required by applicable law.