Oncoceutics, Inc. is a drug discovery and development company targeting the most potent suppressor pathways in human cancer. The company’s leadership team represents a group of drug development executives with unparalleled success in the industry. Central to Oncoceutics’ scientific and technology base is a focus on drug discovery that engages natural potent tumor suppressor pathways. The first lead compound that came out of this program is ONC201, a small molecule that possesses significant anti-tumor activity in a number of different types of human cancer through a unique mechanism of action. The compelling preclinical efficacy and safety of ONC201 along with its favorable chemical properties offer a high potential for safe and meaningful therapeutic benefit to cancer patients in numerous clinical settings. Clinical lead indications for ONC201 are being evaluated in a series of clinical trials that are in various stages of initiation at leading cancer centers around the world.

Senior Management


Wolfgang Oster
Chief Executive Officer

Wolfgang Oster, M.D., Ph.D. is board certified in internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and served as Adjunct Professor at Brown University. For 25 years he has worked in the Life Science Industry as an executive, investor and entrepreneur. Dr. Oster was responsible for leading 9 Marketing Authorization Applications to successful global approvals. As an investor, several of his companies accomplished market introductions or major development inflection points leading to a total of 2 major trade sales and 5 IPOs.
Lee Schalop
Chief Business Officer

Lee Schalop, M.D. is the company’s chief business officer, a role he has held since graduating with a doctor of medicine degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Schalop spent more than 19 years in the financial industry at a number of major Wall Street firms, including Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and Banc of Banc of America Securities.
Martin Stogniew
Chief Development Officer

Martin Stogniew, Ph.D. brings 32 years of senior executive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has served as an independent member of the Board of Directors for Provid Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Stogniew has made significant contributions resulting in FDA approval of 8 New Drug Applications, issuance of 27 US patents, and closure of 4 major M&A deals totaling ~3 billion dollars.
Joshua Allen
Vice President - Development

Joshua Allen, Ph.D. is the co-inventor of ONC201 who discovered the drug in the lab and possesses a deep technical knowledge of the product and field. Dr. Allen is an experienced cancer researcher with a proven capacity to design, execute and manage translational scientific studies that have resulted in clinical and commercial engagement in oncology.

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News and Updates


Multiple Abstracts Selected for 2014 ASH Annual Meeting Demonstrating Safety and Efficacy of Oncoceutics’ ONC201

Hummelstown, PA (December 8, 2014) – Oncoceutics, Inc. announced that seven multi-investigator abstracts were selected for the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) that is being held December 6-9 in San Francisco, CA. Taken together, these abstracts ubiquitously describe compelling efficacy and safety of ONC201 in pre-clinical settings across the spectrum […]

Oncoceutics Initiates Collaborations with Fox Chase Cancer Center

Hummelstown, PA (November 7, 2014) – Oncoceutics, Inc., announces the initiation of multifaceted preclinical collaborations with Fox Chase Cancer Center on its lead compound ONC201. These programs are supported in part by an NIH RO1 grant to study the mechanism of action of the first-in-class ONC201 anti-cancer drug candidate that was awarded to Wafik El-Deiry, […]

Oncoceutics Opens Office at University City Science Center

Hummelstown, PA (November 4, 2014) – Oncoceutics, Inc., announces the expansion of its operations with the opening of an office at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia. The new office space will support the growth of its team as it transitions to a clinical stage company with multiple development programs.   The company’s lead […]

Oncoceutics Closes Financing Round to Begin ONC201 Clinical Programs

Hummelstown, PA (September 23, 2014) – Oncoceutics, Inc., announces the closing of a funding round led by Spring Mountain Capital, LP (SMC) with additional private investors’ participation. The private placement was substantially oversubscribed. Oncoceutics will use the proceeds of the financing in conjunction with non-dilutive grant awards, public- private partnerships and academic alliances to accelerate […]