OncoSec Medical to Host Satellite Symposium at the 8th World Congress of Melanoma in Hamburg, German
OncoSec Medical to Host Satellite Symposium at the 8th World Congress of Melanoma in Hamburg, Germany on July 17
Immune Response Data from Phase II Melanoma Trial and Preliminary Combination Study Findings Will Be Presented
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCQB: ONCS), a company developing its advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapy to treat solid tumors, will host a satellite symposium at the 8th World Congress of Melanoma in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday, July 17 at 4:00 - 5:00PM CEST.
The symposium, titled "Advances in Gene Electrotransfer: An Emerging Intralesional Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma," will be chaired by Axel Hauschild, M.D., Ph.D., professor and head of the Interdisciplinary Skin Cancer Center at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, Germany, and a member of OncoSec's Melanoma Advisory Board.
The symposium agenda is as follows:
- Current perspectives on intralesional therapies - Dr. Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D.
- Clinical Update - Phase II study of pIL-12 with electroporation in stage III-IV metastatic melanoma - Dr. Adil Daud, M.D.
- Gene electrotransfer with pIL-12: Why it is effective and potential combinations with Anti-CTLA4 and Anti-PD1 in a B16.F10 mouse melanoma model - Dr. Richard Heller, Ph.D.
About the World Congress of Melanoma/European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO) Congress
The World Congress of Melanoma attracts the international melanoma community of basic researchers and clinicians. The 8th World Congress of Melanoma will be organized in conjunction with the 9th Congress of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO), the World Meeting of Melanoma Centers, and the Post-Chicago Melanoma Meeting 2013. The EADO Congress includes non-melanoma skin cancer and cutaneous lymphomas as topics. This congress will cover the entire field of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies. Epidemiology, prevention and early detection of skin cancer are important fields in order to reverse the current trend of increasing incidences. New diagnostic devices and optical approaches have improved the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity and are discussed extensively. Patient management issues including psychosocial aspects and the follow-up for high risk patients are aspects of the program, too. Furthermore, basic science results for melanoma and other skin cancers will be presented in plenary lectures and during symposia. Other cutaneous malignancies are the main topic during the EADO sessions. For more information, please visit www.worldmelanoma2013.com.
About OncoSec Medical Inc.
OncoSec Medical Inc. 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 Medical'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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