SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCBB: ONCS), a therapeutic oncology company developing innovative medical approaches to treat solid tumor cancers that have unmet medical needs, announced today the appointment of three members to its leadership team. Formed earlier this year, OncoSec expects to initiate Phase II clinical trials for its tumor-destroying, tissue-sparing ElectroOncology therapies before the end of this year.
OncoSec's novel targeted tumor therapies are designed to address the drawbacks of conventional therapies by being tissue sparing; providing potential functional, cosmetic and quality of life benefits; being less invasive and reducing side effects; and potentially reducing both treatment and post-treatment costs. Based on extensive past validating data from human studies, OncoSec expects to initiate advanced stage clinical studies for its ElectroImmunotherapy and ElectroChemotherapy programs.
It is estimated that half of the 1.4 million cancers diagnosed each year in the United States are solid-tumor cancers. Cancers of the lung, prostate, colon, rectum or breast cancer are all solid tumor cancers. The National Institutes of Health estimated the annual cost of cancer to be $228.1 billion in 2008.
Today, Punit Dhillon, OncoSec's co-founder, President and CEO, announced the following management appointments:
Dr. Michael Cross, Chief Business Officer
Michael Cross, PhD, a co-founder of OncoSec, will serve as Chief Business Officer. He will be responsible for business development, engineering operations, partnerships and fundraising, among other duties. Dr. Cross, who holds an MBA, has nearly two decades of life sciences venture capital and biotech industry experience. Prior to joining OncoSec, Dr. Cross was Vice President at Growt
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