SAN DIEGO, CA, March 8, 2012 — OncoSec Medical Incorporated. (OTCBB:ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OncoSec Medical System(OMS) ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, today announced that the company will be presenting its biomarker strategy with the goal of identifying and evaluating potential markers that may refine and enhance the selection of patients potentially responsive to the company’s OMS ElectroImmunotherapy treatment.
With the recent approvals of immunotherapies for metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer and non-resectable metastatic melanoma, a shift in the development paradigm of cancer immunotherapies has occurred, and at the heart of this shift is the understanding that immunotherapies result in novel patterns of antitumor response, which are delayed compared to other conventional treatments. Therefore it is evident that measurable and reproducible biomarkers must be identified for use as either prognostic or predictive tools, thus allowing investigation of its relationship with clinical outcomes. Through collaboration with Serametrix Corporation, OncoSec Medical Inc. is attempting to decipher these biomarkers early in clinical development using novel profiling assays, for its electroporation-mediated delivery of the immunotherapeutic agent Interleukin-12 (IL-12).
Michael Cross, Ph.D., M.B.A., Chief Business Officer at OncoSec, will be presenting the company’s strategy at the upcoming BioMarker Partnering & Deal-Making Conference during the BioMarker Summit 2012 in San Diego, March 15-16, 2012.
Biomarker Partnering & Deal-Making Conference
Paradise Point Resort
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA
March 15-16, 2012
March 16, 2012
OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS) develops novel OMS ElectroOncology therapies that combine its proprietary electroporation delivery technology with a chemotherapeutic or novel DNA-based immunotherapeutics. Targeted local delivery of these agents is designed to achieve selective destruction of cancerous tumors while sparing healthy normal tissue, resulting in improved functional, cosmetic and quality of life outcomes. These therapieshave achieved validating safety and efficacy data in early and late stage clinical studies of over 400 cancer patients. OncoSec’s clinical programs include three Phase II clinical trials for OMS ElectroImmunotherapy. More information is available at www.oncosec.com. Additional information may also be found at OncoSec’s Facebook , Twitter, and LinkedIn sites.
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