Navigation Links
Video: Provectus PV-10 Interim Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Results are as Good as or Better than Phase 1 Results
Date:3/16/2009

- Lead Investigator Professor John F. Thompson Presented Results at The Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies in New York City -

- Detailed Efficacy Data to be Presented at ASCO May 29-June 2, 2009 -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PVCT), a development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, announced that the interim safety and efficacy results from the first 20 subjects in its Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic melanoma are as good as or better than Phase 1 data. Additionally, extended Phase 1 survival data was reported.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/pvct/37429/

The lead investigator for Provectus' Phase 2 study of PV-10 for metastatic melanoma, Professor John F Thompson, MD, presented the update on Provectus' development efforts at The Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies on March 13, 2009 in New York City. A detailed analysis of the interim Phase 2 study results will be made available at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Scientific Program on May 29 - June 2, 2009 in Orlando, Florida."

Commenting on extended long-term survival data now available for subjects who participated in the Phase 1 study, Thompson noted, "There was an improvement in survival for those subjects achieving an objective response of their injected lesions, with a mean survival of 34.8 months as of early March, compared with a mean survival of 29.7 months calculated in October 2008. These results are even more interesting when one looks at disease-specific survival, where the mean for the response-positive group has increased to 37.3 months. This indicates that response of treated lesions may be a good predictor of long-term outcome."

Professor Thompson added, "The interim Phase 2 results are also very encouraging, with efficacy and safety as good as or better than those results reported for Phase 1. With the Phase 2 protocol allowing us to treat lesions more than once, we are pleased to report results that are in line with what our expectations have been."

Dr. Craig Dees, PhD, CEO of Provectus concluded, "We are encouraged by these Phase 2 interim results as well as by the improved long-term survival data from Phase 1. With the American Cancer Society estimating that approximately 120,000 patients in the U.S. alone have metastatic melanoma, and the World Health Organization reporting that about 48,000 patients died around the globe from melanoma in 2008, clearly there is a need for a new safe and effective treatment for metastatic melanoma. We look forward to furthering this important research on PV-10 and to communicating detailed Phase 2 interim results at ASCO."

About PV-10

PV-10 is based on a proprietary, injectable formulation of Rose Bengal, a compound that has been in use for nearly fifty years by ophthalmologists and optometrists to assess damage to the eye. It has also been used to detect ailments of the liver. Rose Bengal has an established safety history, a short half-life, and is excreted via the liver and kidneys. Provectus has discovered a novel use for Rose Bengal based on the observation that it is selectively toxic to cancer calls via a process called chemoablation whereby cells undergo a form of cell death that mimics both features of necrosis and apoptosis.

About The Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies

The Sixth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies, an Oncology CME-Certified Symposium, focused on therapeutic benefit from several novel agents that target key cellular systems involved in the progression of melanoma or other cutaneous diseases. This interactive symposium also emphasized issues concerning surgical management, adjuvant therapy, advanced disease therapy, and personalizing the course of treatment for individual patients. Data was also presented on important clinical trials of novel therapeutic regimens in the adjuvant and advanced disease settings currently recruiting patients with melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies. In addition, the Intralesional Therapy for Melanoma: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back? Satellite Symposium, which included discussion on "Investigating Local Control Strategies: The Case for Intralesional Therapy-Emerging Approaches to Intralesional Therapy" focused on intralesional therapy as a strategy for both local and potentially systemic control of melanoma.

About Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.pvct.com)

Provectus Pharmaceuticals is a development stage company that specializes in oncology and dermatology therapies that are safer, more effective, less invasive and more economical than conventional therapies. Provectus is currently conducting Phase 2 clinical trials of its proprietary drugs PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma and PH-10 as a topical treatment for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Information about these and the Company's other clinical trials can be found at the NIH registry, www.clinicaltrials.gov. The Company has received orphan drug designation from the FDA for its melanoma indication. Complementing their suite of proprietary drugs, Provectus has developed a number of intellectual properties and technologies in the areas of imaging, medical devices and biotechnology. For additional information about Provectus please visit the Company's website at www.pvct.com or contact Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date thereof.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Provectus Pharmaceuticals
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Video: New Research Discovers Independent Brain Networks Control Human Walking
2. Video: Landmark Study in The Lancet: Patients Treated With Betaseron(R) After First MS Attack Experienced Significant Delay in MS Progression
3. Video: The Arizona Heart Institute Announces the Largest Worldwide Experience with Endoluminal Grafting to Treat Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Related Pathologies
4. Video: Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to Launch Silence the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign
5. Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
6. Video: New Results From One of the Worlds Largest Breast Cancer Trials Herald Hope for Thousands of Women
7. VIDEO: Femara(R) helps protect against return of breast cancer even when treatment starts several years after completing tamoxifen therapy
8. Video: The Journal, Human Genetics, Publishes Results Supporting Interleukin Genetics Heart Health Test
9. Video: Major Independent Trial Demonstrates Significant Anticancer Benefit of Zometa(R) in Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
10. Video: Clinical Study Shows Liraglutide Reduced Blood Sugar, Weight, and Blood Pressure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
11. Video: Sanford Healths Journey to Cure Type 1 Diabetes Receives Major Boost
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation ... and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with ... nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare ... system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. ... The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show ... The segment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of ... of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early ... in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book ... have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):