Data from OncoSec's OMS-100 Clinical Trial Accepted for Oral Presentation at the 2018 Melanoma Bridge Conference
SAN DIEGO and PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO and PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OncoSec) (NASDAQ:ONCS), a company developing intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced that Dr. Alain Algazi, Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, will present data from OncoSec's OMS-100 study of TAVO (intratumoral tavokinogene telseplasmid) as a monotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma in an oral presentation during the Melanoma Bridge Conference being held on November 29 – December 1 in Naples, Italy.
Dr. Algazi's recently accepted presentation, entitled Intratumoral tavokinogene telseplasmid induces abscopal clinical responses in metastatic melanoma patients, will describe the OMS-100 Phase 2 multicenter, single-group study which evaluated the efficacy and safety observed after repeat dosing and different intervals between TAVO cycles. The primary endpoint was overall response rate (ORR) by modified "skin" Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (mRECIST). Dr. Algazi, the primary investigator, is a leading expert in oncology research as well as a Clinical Strategic Advisor and a Clinical Advisory Board member for OncoSec.
The new data will demonstrate that local treatment with TAVO alone led to whole-body immune responses associated with regression of untreated lesions in half of the 50 patients treated on the study.
"We were grateful to Dr. Algazi and the Melanoma Bridge Conference for the opportunity to share this important TAVO monotherapy data demonstrating abscopal clinical responses with the clinicians, biotechnology executives, and industry opinion leaders in attendance," said Daniel J. O'Connor, OncoSec President and Chief Executive Officer. "Having Dr. Algazi present data from our OMS-100 study at the Melanoma Bridge Conference is an exciting opportunity for OncoSec as it serves to highlight our clinical work investigating TAVO as a monotherapy in the treatment of metastatic melanoma, as well as bring added visibility to our Phase 2b PISCES/KEYNOTE-695 clinical trial combining TAVO with pembrolizumab in metastatic melanoma for patients that have failed all available treatment options, including anti-PD-1 immunotherapy."
Details of the presentation are as follows:
Session Title: Mechanisms of resistance and drivers of response
Intratumoral tavokinogene telseplasmid induces abscopal clinical responses in metastatic melanoma patients
Date and Time:
Friday, November 30, 2018; 4:50 PM - 5:05 PM CEST (10:50 AM – 11:05 AM ET)
- Location: Naples, Italy
About OncoSec Immunotherapies
OncoSec is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing cytokine-based intratumoral immunotherapies to stimulate the body's immune system to target and attack cancer. OncoSec's lead immunotherapy platform – TAVO (tavokinogene telseplasmid) – enables the intratumoral delivery of DNA-based interleukin-12 (IL-12), a naturally occurring protein with immune-stimulating functions. The technology, which employs electroporation, is designed to produce a controlled, localized expression of IL-12 in the tumor microenvironment, enabling the immune system to target and attack tumors throughout the body. OncoSec has built a deep and diverse clinical pipeline utilizing TAVO as a potential treatment for multiple cancer indications either as a monotherapy or in combination with leading checkpoint inhibitors; with the latter potentially enabling OncoSec to address a great unmet medical need in oncology: anti-PD-1 non-responders. Results from recently completed clinical studies of TAVO have demonstrated a local immune response, and subsequently, a systemic effect as either a monotherapy or combination treatment approach. In addition to TAVO, OncoSec is identifying and developing new DNA-encoded therapeutic candidates and tumor indications for use with its ImmunoPulse® platform. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.
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