Reports Spotlight Use of OMS ElectroImmunotherapy in Clinical Trial for Melanoma
SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB: ONCS), a company developing its advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, was spotlighted on Oakland television station KTVU-TV on July 20 and in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 18.
The KTVU segment aired during "Channel 2 News at 5." KTVU health and science editor, John Fowler, provided a report on the clinical trial for melanoma currently underway at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), under the direction of principal investigator Dr. Adil Daud and in collaboration with OncoSec Medical. Dr. Daud, a patient enrolled in the clinical trial and Punit Dhillon, President and CEO of OncoSec, comment on the OMS ElectroImmunotherapy. The segment notes that OncoSec's therapy is unique because although the electroporation treatment is local, it has shown to have an anti-cancer effect throughout the entire body.
The San Francisco Chronicle article, "Melanoma treatment shows promise at UCSF," describes the features of the OMS ElectroImmunotherapy treatment and highlights clinical results to date, including the positive response of one of the patients enrolled in the clinical trial.
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About OncoSec Medical Inc.
OncoSec Medical Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumors and metastatic disease. OMS ElectroOncology 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 traditional cancer treatments. 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 immuno-cytokine or a chemotherapeutic agent. Treatment of various solid cancers using these 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 OMS ElectroImmunotherapy targeting lethal skin cancers. More information is available at www.oncosec.com.
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