KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:PVCT) (http://www.pvct.com), a development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company (“Provectus”), announced today that Dr. Sanjiv Agarwala of St. Luke’s Cancer Center will present data on its investigational new drug PV-10 for the treatment of melanoma at the III Eurasian Melanoma and Skin Cancers Forum, in Suzdal, Russia.
Dr. Agarwala’s presentation, titled "Intralesional Therapy: Focus on PV-10," is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 12:15-12:40 pm local time [GMT +04:00]. The Forum itself will run October 10-12, 2014 and is organized by the Eurasian Federation of Oncology.
Dr. Agarwala is chairing the scientific committee of the Forum. Dr. Agarwala said, “I am very excited to be able to share the results of the research my team has undertaken into PV-10 as an intralesional treatment for melanoma with the attendees of the Forum.”
Dr. Craig Dees, PhD, CEO of Provectus, said, "We at Provectus are delighted that Dr. Agarwala will be presenting results from his experience in treating melanoma with intralesional PV-10. The Eurasian Federation of Oncology is bringing together some of the best clinical oncologists in the world, and to have our work showcased before such a body is very gratifying.”
About Eurasian Federation of Oncology
The Eurasian Federation of Oncology (EAFO) is an autonomous professional organization uniting oncologists, other healthcare professionals, anti-cancer & anti-tobacco advocates, patients, survivors, journalists, policy makers, oncology & anti-cancer organizations and others interested in combating cancer from all parts of Asia, Europe and beyond. The organization has its focus on long-term initiatives dedicated to the health and well-being of cancer patients, cancer survivors, healthy individuals, initiatives that foster innovations, collegiality, cooperation and professional development primarily through educational programs.
About Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., specializes in developing oncology and dermatology therapies. PV-10, its novel investigational drug for cancer, is designed for injection into solid tumors (intralesional administration), thereby reducing potential for systemic side effects. Its oncology focus is on melanoma, breast cancer and cancers of the liver. The Company has received orphan drug designations from the FDA for its melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma indications. PH-10, its topical investigational drug for dermatology, is undergoing clinical testing for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Provectus has completed phase 2 trials of PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and of PH-10 as a topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Information about these and the Company’s other clinical trials can be found at the NIH registry, www.clinicaltrials.gov. For additional information about Provectus, please visit the Company’s website at www.pvct.com or contact Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.
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|•||our determination, based on guidance from the FDA, whether to proceed with or without a partner with a phase 3 trial of PV-10 to treat locally advanced cutaneous melanoma and the costs associated with such a trial if it is necessary;|
|•||our determination whether to license PV-10, our melanoma drug product candidate, and other solid tumors such as liver cancer, if such licensure is appropriate considering the timing and structure of such a license, or to commercialize PV-10 on our own to treat melanoma and other solid tumors such as liver cancer;|
|•||our ability to license our dermatology drug product candidate, PH-10, on the basis of our phase 2 atopic dermatitis and psoriasis results, which are in the process of being further developed in conjunction with mechanism of action studies; and|
|•||our ability to raise additional capital if we determine to commercialize PV-10 and/or PH-10 on our own, although our expectation is to be acquired by a prospective pharmaceutical or biotech concern prior to commercialization.|