OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCS)
OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCS) shares gained 10.1% after the company said it will present updated clinical data on the study of ImmunoPulse IL-12, its lead oncology program. The biotechnology company will make the presentation at the upcoming 9th World Congress of Melanoma.
ImmunoPulse IL-12 Presentations
In addition, OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCS) is to present updated clinical data from its Phase 2 Investigator Sponsored trial in patients with unresectable metastatic melanoma. The presentation will occur at the upcoming Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (“SITC”) 32nd Annual Meeting to be held on November 8-12, 2017,
ImmunoPulse IL-12 is a nonviral gene delivery platform designed to utilize the power of the human immune system to target and attack tumors in the body. It is currently in Phase 2 clinical monotherapy trial, for the treatment of stage three and four melanoma.
A presentation by Dr. Alain Algazi will contrast the candidate drug to its combination with pembrolizumab. The presentation will also include clinical and biomarker data from a recently completed Phase 3 monotherapy trial.
“These data, along with the emerging clinical data from the phase 2 combination study, further support the rationale for our global, open-label, registration-directed phase 2b clinical trial, PISCES/KEYNOTE-695, which we anticipate reporting initial data in mid-2018,” said CEO Punit Dhillon.
ONCS Stock Performance
Investor confidence on OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCS) is slowly building following a string of positive news on the development of the company’s lead oncology program. The stock has bounced back from multi-year lows of below $1 a share and bullish momentum continues to grow in strength.
However, the stock is still down by more than 5% for the year after coming under pressure after rising to $1.50 share. OncoSec Medical Incorporated faces immediate resistance at $1.25 a close above which could see the stock making a push for the $1.50 mark.
OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCS) has elicited significant investor interest in the recent past as most of them take note of its robust and differentiated approach in developing cancer treatments. The company is currently merging over two decades of research and development processes to accelerate the development of its lead candidate product.
The company’s flagship product, ImmunoPulse IL-12 has already shown to deliver equal gene transmission rates while maintaining a high safety profile. OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCS) is advancing the treatment into Phase 2 trials with projected milestone for treatment approval set for 2019.
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