A Patient’s Perspective

A Patient’s Perspective

Immunotherapy is changing the way we perceive and treat cancer. Advances in science and technology have brought about a new wave of promising cancer immunotherapies, which harness the power of the immune system to fight disease. We are witnessing the emergence of a new vision within the cancer treatment landscape – one that is having an immediate and powerful impact on cancer patients everywhere.

Melanoma Spotlight
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for the majority of skin cancer deaths worldwide. 

While melanoma rates have been rising over the last 30 years, advancements in treatment and early detection are providing new hope for patients everywhere. In this edition of Guided By Science, we explore melanoma prevention, early detection, and new treatments that are changing the way we treat this deadly disease.

Immune System Decoding
It’s no secret that immunotherapy is changing how we treat cancer. However, this field of cancer care and the immune system are both very complicated, and scientists continue to learn more every day.

In this edition of Guided by Science, we define a few key terms that are frequently lost in translation to help you better understand how the immune system works and the promise of immuno-oncology.

Spotlight on Cancer Moonshot 2020

During this year’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced Cancer Moonshot 2020: a new initiative aimed at eliminating cancer as we know it. Cancer Moonshot 2020 plans to break down barriers and enable progress by enhancing data access, facilitating collaborations, and investing in the development of new technologies and treatments. We applaud this initiative not only for its emphasis on eliminating the burden of cancer, but also for its practical approaches and acknowledgement of the complexities of this mission.

New Faces of Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is changing cancer as we know it. Experts predict that in just 10 years, immunotherapy will form the backbone for over 60% of cancer treatments, as opposed to less than 3% today.

As the cancer treatment landscape shifts from traditional to immune-targeted therapies, it’s important to understand the benefits and limitations of each approach. By examining the faces of immunotherapy, we can best understand how immunotherapy is changing the world.

Combining Therapies to Treat Cancer
There’s never been a more exciting time for the field of cancer immunotherapy. New treatments are showing great promise and changing the way we think about cancer care.

At the forefront of this revolution is the idea of combining therapies to combat the many ways cancers can adapt and survive. As our understanding of cancer and the immune system grows, we are witnessing the emergence of a new vision – where practical combinations can benefit many more patients now faced with life-threatening disease.

Immunotherapy: A New Era in Cancer Care
Immunotherapies harness the natural power of our immune system to target and fight disease. Advancements in science and technology have brought about a new wave of promising cancer immunotherapies. This burgeoning field of immuno-oncology (IO) is revolutionizing how we perceive and treat cancer.

First Patient Enrolled in Combination Study with UCSF and Merck

On behalf of the OncoSec team, we’re thrilled to announce the first patient enrolled in the Phase II Investigator Sponsored Trial led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to assess the safety and efficacy of the combination of our investigational therapy, ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, and Merck’s approved anti-PD-1 agent, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), in patients with unresectable metastatic melanoma.


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