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OncoSec Doses First Patient in Phase II Clinical Trial for Metastatic Melanoma
Date:2/28/2012

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OncoSec Medical System (OMS) ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, today announced that Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval has been received by the University of California San Francisco and the first patient has been dosed for a Phase II clinical trial evaluating OncoSec's OMS ElectroImmunotherapy for the treatment of advanced stage cutaneous and in-transit metastatic melanoma. UCSF investigators are actively recruiting for this clinical trial.

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"Results from our open-label Phase I study demonstrated that DNA IL-12 and electroporation has the potential to establish a new standard of care for the treatment of late-stage metastatic melanoma," said Punit Dhillon, President and CEO of OncoSec. "With immune response results from this Phase II study expected in the second half of 2012, we are confident this study will validate the value of OMS ElectoImmunotherapy."

A total of up to 25 patients with stage III or IV cutaneous and in-transit metastatic melanoma will be enrolled in this Phase II, single-arm, open-label and multi-center study. The trial is designed to assess local and distant objective response following treatment of cutaneous melanoma lesions with DNA IL-12 and electroporation with a primary endpoint of 24 weeks. One treatment cycle will consist of three treatments applied to up to four lesions on days 1, 5 and 8 with a maximum dose of 1.5 mg DNA IL-12 per treatment cycle. At 12 months, patients will be moved to the follow-up phase of the study and will be followed for up to five years for safety.

OMS ElectroImmunotherapy utilizes OncoSec's proprietary
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