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OncBioMune CEO Dr. Jonathan Head Speaking at 2018 Global Summit on Genitourinary Malignancies
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB:OBMP) ("OncBioMune" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of a proprietary therapeutic cancer vaccine immunotherapy and targeted cancer therapies, is pleased to inform shareholders that the Company’s CEO, Dr. Jonathan Head, has been asked to present alongside other well renowned faculty speakers at Oncology Meeting Innovations’ 2018 Global Summit on Genitourinary Malignancies. This year’s conference is being held November 1-4, 2018 at Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Head is scheduled to speak at 11:30 AM CT on Friday, November 2, 2018 during the session titled, “Immunotherapy in GU Malignancies.” Dr. Head will be discussing the qualities and therapeutic benefits of ProscaVax, the Company’s novel immunotherapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer, documented through a successfully completed Phase 1a clinical trial in late-stage prostate cancer patients. Dr. Head’s presentation will further include information on the upcoming Phase 2 clinical trials, one to be hosted at a teaching hospital of Harvard University enrolling early-stage prostate cancer patients and a second at Urology Clinics of North Texas planned to enroll recurrent prostate cancer patients.
“It’s an honor to be selected to speak at OMI’s Global Summit. I look forward to discussing ProscaVax with the scientific and academic community as a new treatment candidate for prostate cancer, a disease greatly in need of new options for men,” commented Dr. Head. “Now that we are closing in on commencing both Phase 2 trials, we intend to dedicate more time towards spreading the word about ProscaVax and the potential we believe it holds to fill a large gap in oncology.”
Oncology Meeting Innovations’ Global Summit on Genitourinary Malignancies is a four-day meeting fostering discussion and debate on the evolution of treatment in prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and bladder cancer. Topics will include current standards of care, and the evolving clinical landscape in the treatment of GU cancers. The summit features a focused approach towards individual patient populations through case-based discussions. Panel discussions will highlight clinical application of approved and emerging agents as well as the challenges within the field of GU Oncology. The Summit will assemble translational scientists, clinical researchers, and key community oncologists to further progress this rapidly evolving area of oncology.
About Prostate Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men other than skin cancer, with about 1 in 9 men diagnosed during their lifetime. ACS estimates that about 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed during 2018 and approximately 29,430 men will die from the disease this year. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, trailing only lung cancer. Approximately 2.9 million men are living with prostate cancer today. The average age of diagnosis is 66, with the disease considered rare in men under the age of 40.
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About OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products, based on their proprietary therapeutic cancer vaccine technology designed to stimulate the immune system to attack tumor cells without damaging healthy tissue. Our lead pipeline product, ProscaVax™, has successfully completed enrollment and vaccination of the prostate cancer patients and is collecting long-term follow-up results for the 1a portion of their Phase 1a/1b clinical trial. Due to the impressive results and proven safety profile of ProscaVax™, OncBioMune is forgoing the 1b portion of the trial to advance ProscaVax™ into Phase 2 clinical trials A Phase 2 clinical trial is scheduled to commence at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center a Harvard University teaching hospital evaluating ProscaVax as a front-line therapy in prostate cancer patients in the “active surveillance” category, representing the first mid-stage trial of an immunotherapeutic vaccine in this patient population. OncBioMune also has a portfolio of targeted therapies, some of which are biosimilars and generics to blockbuster drugs. OncBioMune is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.
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OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jonathan F. Head, PhD
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board