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Team involved in Reolysin IND trial receives prestigious award

May 27, 2014

Dr. Derek Jonker, Saara Ali and their 20-member team have been awarded the “Early Drug Development Team Award” by the National Cancer Institute of Canada for their work on the Reolysin IND (Investigational New Drug) trial involving metastatic colorectal cancer patients. The award recognizes the research teams' outstanding contribution toward the number of patients enrolled in the study, ethics compliance, timeliness of data entry and overall team work. Reolysin is a cancer-fighting virus therapy that is in Phase II clinical trials. This trial is the first to use Reolysin in combination with standard chemotherapy regimes.

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