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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — OncoSec Medical, a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that it is working with the University of California, Los Angeles and PerkinElmer to develop molecular biomarkers to measure patients' immune responses to cancer.

OncoSeq said that the effort will use PerkinElmer’s imaging-based staining methods to quantitatively evaluate CD8+ T cell density, with the goal of developing markers that can distinguish responders from non-responders to anti-PD-1 monotherapies.

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