OncoSec to Present at Biomarkers & Immuno-Oncology World Congress 2017
SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated ("OncoSec") (NASDAQ: ONCS), a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that Robert H. Pierce, MD, OncoSec Chief Scientific Strategist, will speak at the Biomarkers & Immuno-Oncology World Congress, taking place May 2-4, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
Title: In situ Vaccination: Potential Mechanism(s) of Action and Biomarker Development
Session title: Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:35 PM EST
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Topics to be addressed are as follows:
- Intratumoral therapies that aim to enhance tumor immunogenicity, offer the potential to generate tumor antigen-specific TIL and augment anti-PD1 blockade;
- Clinical development of multiple in situ vaccinations: including TLR agonists, STING agonists, oncolytic viruses and proinflammatory cytokines;
- Potential safety advantages of in situ vaccinations; and
- Mechanism of action-based biomarker development.
For more information about the Biomarkers & Immuno-Oncology World Congress 2017, please visit http://www.biomarkerworldcongress.com/.
About OncoSec Medical Incorporated
OncoSec is a biotechnology company developing DNA-based intratumoral immunotherapies with an investigational technology, ImmunoPulse®, for the treatment of cancer. ImmunoPulse® is designed to enhance the local delivery and uptake of DNA-based immune-targeting agents, such as IL-12. In Phase I and II clinical trials, ImmunoPulse® IL-12 has demonstrated a favorable safety profile and evidence of anti-tumor activity in the treatment of various solid tumors as well as a systemic clinical and immune response. OncoSec's lead program, ImmunoPulse® IL-12, is currently in clinical development for metastatic melanoma and triple-negative breast cancer. The program's current focus is on the significant unmet medical need in patients with melanoma who are refractory or non-responsive to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies. In addition to ImmunoPulse® IL-12, the Company is also identifying and developing new immune-targeting agents for use with the ImmunoPulse® platform. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.
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Released May 2, 2017