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OncoSec's OMS ElectroImmunotherapy Technology Platform and its Ongoing Phase II Merkel Cell Carcinoma Clinical Trial Featured in Seattle Newspaper
Date:3/7/2012

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 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 Dr. Shailender Bhatia, Principal Investigator for the company's Phase II Merkel cell carcinoma clinical trial, was featured in a local Seattle news outlet, The Journal Newspaper.  

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The article, titled "Fighting skin cancer with electroimmunotherapy," outlines the rationale for the Phase II Merkel cell carcinoma study and describes the urgent need for a new therapy for this patient population.

To read the article in its entirety, please visit the following link:

http://www.journal-newspapers.com/health-a-fitness/item/92-fighting-skin-cancer-with-electroimmunotherapy

In related news, the University of Washington and OncoSec were also featured in a news segment by the Seattle NBC affiliate news agency, KIRO 7. The video for this news story can be viewed here.

About Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), sometimes referred to as a neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, arises from the uncontrolled growth of Merkel cells in the skin. It is a rare skin cancer with roughly 1,500 cases per year in the United States, making it about 40 times less common than melanoma. More significantly, it is three times more lethal, thus prompt aggressive treatment is warranted. The majority of Merkel cell carcinomas appear to be caused in part by a virus, Merkel cell polyomavir
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