The abstract, entitled "REOLYSIN® induces endoplasmic reticular stress in multiple myeloma and enhances the activity of bortezomib", authored by Kelly et al, indicates that the REOLYSIN and bortezomib combination significantly reduced tumor burden in both xenograft and syngeneic multiple myeloma mouse models. The authors concluded that REOLYSIN is a promising anticancer agent that displays activity against multiple myeloma alone and in combination with bortezomib and warrants further investigation for the treatment of multiple myeloma and other malignancies.
"Our preclinical research is increasingly looking at expanding the range of drug combinations and potentially treatable indications that REOLYSIN may be suited for," said Dr. Matt Coffey, COO of Oncolytics. "With this work we are expanding beyond our research in solid tumours to look at the applicability of our agent in hematopoietic malignancies."
About Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics. Oncolytics' clinical program includes a variety of human trials including a Phase III trial in head and neck cancers using REOLYSIN, its proprietary formulation of the human reovirus. For further information about Oncolytics, please visit: www.oncolyticsbiotech.com.
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