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diversity, workforce, immigration, millennials, donald trump, biotech, healthcare, technology, innovation
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Why Diversity Is Essential

In President Donald Trump’s address to joint sessions of Congress, he announced the White House is planning to unveil a new executive order on immigration tailored to respond to recent court rulings. As you may know, federal judges put a hold on the President’s original executive order banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries to enter the US.

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drug prices, medicine, prescription, Affordable Care Act, drug costs, healthcare costs, health
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Reducing Drug Prices: A Look at Both Sides of the Issue

In December, the healthcare industry rejoiced as the 21st Century Cures Act achieved overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress and was signed into law by Former President Obama. The new legislation aims to increase funding for cancer research, speed the development and approval of new treatments, and strengthen mental health services.

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OncoSec Quarterly Update: July 2016

At OncoSec, we are committed to providing timely corporate updates, including recent achievements and upcoming milestones. We are pleased to provide brief recaps of our conference calls to further expand our avenues of communication. We hope these continued activities enhance shareholder engagement, and I look forward to sharing more updates with you.

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Immunotherapy: Block, Tackle & Punch
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Doctor, Quit Yellen at Janet

Last month, the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, made headline news when she weighed in on stock valuations in her semiannual monetary policy report. In her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Dr. Yellen made the following statement:

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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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Blossom Ball Raises Over $150K for Cancer Research

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On May 11, I was honored to be involved with hosting the Annual American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Blossom Ball with my family, OncoSec Medical was one of the sponsors and together we helped raise over $150,000 for cancer research and funding. As a biopharmaceutical company developing advanced-stage immunotherapy to treat skin cancer, I believe it is very important to be involved as an individual and represent OncoSec Medical with both the ACS and the group CEO’s Against Cancer. Below is an excerpt from the speech I gave that night at the fundraiser, providing an outline on the CEO’s Against Cancer program.

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Building Relationships Between Biotech Corporations and Academia

I believe that integrating academic institutions with the research and development pipeline – and having access to their facilities and research potential – to be of major importance. With the foundation of the biotech industry situated in California and along the West Coast, the location offers an ideal pocket of innovation and growth, within the life science community. The areas of major consideration are the Bay Area, San Diego, and Seattle. These areas not only offer large, committed life science groups and thriving biotech companies and economies but also some of the best educational institutions in North America if not the world, when you look at the life sciences.

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Innovation Down South
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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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