SAN DIEGO, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated ("OncoSec") (NASDAQ: ONCS), a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, will host a webcast to provide an overview and panel discussion regarding new clinical data that will be featured as an oral presentation at the upcoming American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. The webcast will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM ET/8:00 AM PT.
The webcast will include a round table discussion to enable key opinion leaders in the fields of melanoma and immuno-oncology to contribute their respective insights on data from the AACR abstract entitled: "Intratumoral electroporation of plasmid IL-12 can prime response to anti-PD1/PD-L1 blockade in patients with Stage III/IV-M1a melanoma" (Abstract #CT134). Webcast participants will include:
- Alain Algazi, MD, Skin Cancer Specialist, Melanoma Center, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Adil Daud, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF; Director, Melanoma Clinical Research, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM, Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine; Surgeon and Investigator, Intermountain Healthcare and Huntsman Cancer Institute
- Sharron Gargosky, PhD, Head of Clinical Development and Operations, OncoSec*
- Moderator: Robert Pierce, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, OncoSec
To join via webcast, please use the following link: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/np97wpek. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 731-1960 and enter conference ID number: 84899794. An archived version of the presentation will be available for 90 days on the "Investors" section of OncoSec's website: ir.oncosec.com/events.
About OncoSec Medical Incorporated
OncoSec is a biotechnology company developing DNA-based intratumoral immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company's investigational technology, ImmunoPulse™, is designed to enhance the local delivery and uptake of DNA-based immune-targeting agents, such as interleukin-12 (IL-12). In Phase I and II clinical trials, OncoSec's lead program, ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, demonstrated a favorable safety profile and evidence of anti-tumor activity in the treatment of various skin cancers as well as the potential to initiate a systemic immune response. ImmunoPulse™ IL-12 is currently in clinical development for several indications, including metastatic melanoma and triple-negative breast cancer. In addition to ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, the Company is also seeking to identify and develop new immune-targeting agents for use with the ImmunoPulse™ platform. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.
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*Dr. Gargosky is serving as a consultant.
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