KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PVCT, www.provectusbio.com), a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company ("Provectus" or "The Company"), today announced that data on PV-10 as a treatment for melanoma was presented June 30, 2016 at the 6th European Post-Chicago Melanoma/Skin Cancer Meeting in Munich, Germany.
Sanjiv Agarwala, MD, Professor of Medicine at Temple University, Chief, Oncology & Hematology at St. Luke's Cancer Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Global Lead Investigator for the phase 3 study of PV-10 in locally advanced cutaneous melanoma (protocol PV-10-MM-31), participated in a symposium, "Current Clinical Trials I." His presentation covered the status of clinical trials of leading oncolytic agents for the treatment of soft tissue and skin metastases, including the ongoing phase 3 study of PV-10 and the phase 1b study of PV-10 in combination with pembrolizumab (Keytruda®).
During his presentation, Dr. Agarwala noted that "systemic therapy is not always possible or appropriate" for patients with locally advanced disease, and that "local-regional control of soft tissue/skin metastases is clinically important." Touching on six different types of oncolytic therapy, he highlighted key efficacy and safety data for PV-10 when used for direct ablation of dermal and soft tissue metastases, and noted that PV-10 is the only one currently being studied as both monotherapy and in the combination setting (with pembrolizumab). With regard to combination therapy, he noted that newer intralesional therapies like PV-10 are the "backbone for future combinations" since they are capable of producing a systemic anti-tumor immune response complementary to that of immune checkpoint inhibitors.
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For more information about the meeting visit: http://www.melanomaglobal2016.org/.
About Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Provectus Biopharmaceuticals is investigating new therapies for the treatment of skin cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer. Provectus' investigational oncology drug, PV-10, is an ablative immunotherapy under investigation in solid tumor cancers. 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.provectusbio.com or contact Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.
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