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OncoGenex Contact: Scott Cormack, President & CEO, (604) 630-5400, scormack@oncogenex.com;
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OncoGenex to Webcast First Quarter Financial Results on May 6, 2010

BOTHELL, WA and VANCOUVER, BC - April 29, 2010 - (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced today that the Company's first quarter financial results will be released on Thursday May 6, 2010, and that the Company will host a conference call and live webcast at 4:30 p.m. EDT that afternoon. Management will discuss the company's first quarter results and provide an update on the business and product pipeline.

To access the webcast, log on to the Investor Relations page of the OncoGenex Web site 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 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 Pharmaceuticals 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.