KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PVCT,www.pvct.com), a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company ("Provectus" or "the Company"), announced today that two abstracts related to research into IL PV-10 for treatment for melanoma have been published in a special issue of the ANZ Journal of Surgery detailing the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 85th Annual Scientific Congress, 2-6 May 2016, in Queensland, Australia.
The first abstract, titled "Intralesional PV-10 for In-Transit Melanoma - A Single Centre Experience," notes that "Intralesional PV-10 has been used at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre since 2010, and the current report presents a retrospective analysis of patient outcomes, reporting the response rates, durability of responses and observed toxicities."
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, is Australia's only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education. The abstract was authored by Jocelyn Lippey et al. and examined data from nineteen patients receiving PV-10 at the center.
The second abstract, titled "Intralesional PV-10 Chemoablation Therapy for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma Metastases - Results of a Prospective, Non-Randomised, Single Centre Study," summarizes work done at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The authors, Tavis Read et al., set out "to assess the clinical efficacy and treatment outcomes of patients receiving intralesional (IL) PV-10 chemoablation therapy for the treatment of cutaneous melanoma metastases." This report examined data from forty five patients receiving PV-10 at the hospital.
For more information about the special issue of the ANZ Journal of Surgery where the abstracts appear, visithttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ans.2016.86.issue-S1/issuetoc ("Abstract Journal for Surgical Oncology," pages 157-160) or http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ans.13574/epdf (abstracts SO006 and SO007).
For more information about the RACS Annual Scientific Congress, visit: https://asc.surgeons.org.
About the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), formed in 1927, is a non-profit organisation training surgeons and maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand. The College's purpose is to be the unifying force for surgery in Australia and New Zealand, with FRACS standing for excellence in surgical care.
About the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia's only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education. The hospital treats more cancer patients each year than any other hospital and the highly skilled medical, nursing and allied health team is backed by the largest cancer research group in Australia. Peter Mac has five locations across the state and provides services to patients from across Victoria and Australia and overseas. Multi-disciplinary teams, consisting of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, nurses, radiation therapists and allied health professionals, develop comprehensive and coordinated treatment plans, ensuring patients get treatment and a team tailored to their individual needs. For more information, visithttp://www.petermac.org.
About Princess Alexandra Hospital
Princess Alexandra Hospital is a tertiary health care centre, providing care in most major adult specialties. We are nationally recognised for our expertise in trauma management and organ transplants. We are one of Australia’s leading academic and research health centres. For more information, visithttps://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/princess-alexandra-hospital.
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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