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A New Era of Cancer Care

Advances in science and technology have brought about a new wave of promising cancer immunotherapies, which harness the body’s immune system to detect and fight cancer. Researchers have coined immunotherapy as the “beginning to the end of cancer” and we continue to see the space flourish.

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Interview with Cheddar: Solving Unmet Need in Melanoma

I had the great privilege of speaking with Cheddar about the importance of cancer immunotherapy and OncoSec’s role in the fight to end cancer. We discuss the advantages of intratumoral therapy, the future of cancer care, and how OncoSec is positioned to solve a great unmet need in oncology. Check out the full interview for more!

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2014 Is Poised to be a Breakout Year for Cancer Immunotherapy

In the December 2013 issue of Science, Cancer Immunotherapy was named as the Breakthrough of the Year.   My initial reaction to this was a little shocking and wondering what finally swayed the sceptics to realize this?  Internally, we have been calling it a breakthrough for sometime, what did we mean by calling it a breakthrough in the first place?

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The Battle To Make Chemo Obsolete

I had the privilege of participating in the 2013 Interface Digital Health Summit in my hometown of Vancouver, B.C.

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Smart Patients and OncoSec Medical

Smart Patients is an online platform that connects cancer patients and caregivers, allowing for an exchange of knowledge and support. Co-founded by Gilles Frydman and Roni Zeiger, MD – Google’s former chief health strategist – Smart Patients is a platform where users can share stories about their personal experiences, talk about the current leading research in the field, as well as access a library of clinical trials. By combining a message board community and archive of clinical trials, cancer affected patients, friends and family have an invaluable resource in their own home.

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Sachs Cancer Bio Partnering Forum

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The Sachs Cancer Bio Partnering Forum, presented by Sachs Associates, brings together business and scientific leaders from cancer research institutes, advocacy groups, pharmaceutical companies and biotech corporations, to assist in investment and funding opportunities. With over 300 representatives in these areas, this year’s presentations covered a wide range of topics, over the span of the two-day event.

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Life Sciences and Innovation

Personally, I believe that it is an exciting time to be in the biotechnology and life sciences industry. Truly, our understanding of human biology, disease mechanisms, viral interactions, and treatment methods has never been greater.

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Introduction: Why Social-Digital now?

Every day, over 1,500 people in the US and an estimated 20,000 people around the world – just like you and me – will hear the news that they have been diagnosed with cancer. Thousands of them will be in the indication of melanoma or another lethal form of cancer. Those diagnosed with late stage cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) will have to face the difficult fact that there is less than 50% chance that they will survive more than 5 years with this disease.

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