SAN DIEGO, Oct. 09, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB: ONCS), a company developing its advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, announced the company will be presenting data at two upcoming medical conferences.
Dr. Shailender Bhatia, assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be presenting preliminary clinical data from OncoSec's ongoing Phase II Merkel cell carcinoma trial at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC 2012), October 26-28, 2012, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in North Bethesda, Maryland.
The company will also be presenting preliminary clinical data from its ongoing Phase II metastatic melanoma trial to the 6th World Meeting of Interdisciplinary Melanoma/Skin Cancer Centres/8th EADO Congress, November 14-17, 2012, at the Hotel Fira Palace in Barcelona, Spain.
Preliminary analyses of both the Merkel cell carcinoma and metastatic melanoma trials will be based on a subset of enrolled subjects, and will evaluate clinical response to at least one cycle of ImmunoPulse treatment.
At the Melanoma/EADO meeting on November 15 at 5:30 PM local Barcelona time, Adil I. Daud, M.D., co-director of melanoma clinical research at the University of California San Francisco's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and lead investigator for OncoSec's metastatic melanoma trial, along with Axel Hauschild, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Kiel, will co-chair an OncoSec-sponsored symposium titled "Electrogenetherapy: Intralesional Immunotherapy Approach for Skin Cancers Using Electroporation."
The company will provide a complete summary of the data presented at both conferences in upcoming press releases.
About SITC 2012
The SITC Annual Meeting & Associated Programs serve as the premier destination for scientific exchange, education and networking in the cancer immunotherapy community. Basic researchers, clinicians, students, postdoctoral fellows and allied health professionals dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes come together to experience cutting edge research, education and training that serves as the catalyst to advance the field.
About the 6th World Meeting of Interdisciplinary Melanoma/Skin Cancer Centres/8th EADO Congress
The World Meeting of Interdisciplinary Melanoma/Skin Cancer Centers is an opportunity for clinicians and researchers who are part of multidisciplinary melanoma centers can interact, learn from one another, establish collaborations and set an agenda for the further evolution of multidisciplinary melanoma care and research. The meeting has been combined with the EADO congress whose focus is on melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma and epithelial skin cancers and is specifically designed to attract young investigators and skin cancer-treating physicians in the field.
About OncoSec Medical Inc.
OncoSec Medical Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company developing its advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapy to treat solid tumor cancers. ImmunoPulse and NeoPulse therapies address an unmet medical need and represent a potential solution, for less invasive and less expensive therapies that are able to minimize detrimental effects resulting from currently available cancer treatments such as surgery, systemic chemotherapy or immunotherapy and other treatment alternatives. OncoSec's core technology is based upon its proprietary use of an electroporation platform to dramatically enhance the delivery and uptake of a locally delivered DNA-based immunocytokine (ImmunoPulse) or chemotherapeutic agent (NeoPulse). Treatment of various solid cancers using these powerful and targeted anti-cancer agents has demonstrated selective destruction of cancerous cells while sparing healthy normal tissues during early and late stage clinical trials. OncoSec's clinical programs include three Phase II clinical trials for ImmunoPulse targeting lethal skin cancers. More information is available at http://www.oncosec.com/.
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