OncoSec announced that it will initiate three Phase II clinical trials to evaluate its lead ElectroImmunotherapy technology, DNA IL-12 locally delivered using electroporation, in patients with melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The company is building on positive Phase I dose-escalation trial results in 24 patients with metastatic melanoma. This previous study demonstrated that treatment with DNA IL-12 in conjunction with electroporation was safe and well tolerated, and suggested a systemic objective response in more than half of the subjects, 15% of patients showing 100% clearance of distant, untreated tumors. Each respective trial will be run under a physician-sponsored IND. These studies are expected to start before the end of 2011.
About OncoSec Medical Inc.
OncoSec Medical (OTCBB: ONCS) develops novel ElectroOncology therapies that combine its proprietary electroporation delivery technology with a chemotherapeutic or novel DNA-based immunotherapeutics. Targeted local delivery of these agents is designed to achieve selective destruction of cancerous tumors while sparing healthy normal tissue, resulting in improved functional, cosmetic and quality of life outcomes. These therapies have achieved validating safety and efficacy data in early and late stage clinical studies of over 400 cancer patients. OncoSec's clinical programs include three Phase II clinical trials. More information is available at www.oncosec.com.
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