Tag Archives: skin cancer

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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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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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Electroporation Key to Skin Cancer Treatment

One in five individuals is likely to suffer from skin cancer at some point in their lives, and the numbers are steadily increasing. Despite advances that have been made in sunscreen technology and growing public awareness of the need for sunscreen, data that were reported in Dermatology Times found that the average U.S. lifetime risk of invasive melanoma has increased from 1 in 600 in 1960 to 1 in 50 in 2008. As baby boomers grow older, there is an added risk that skin cancer and other sold tumor cancers will loom larger in their lives.

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