KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: PVCT, http://www.pvct.com), a development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, announces that nonclinical data on the immunologic mechanism of action of PV-10 will be presented at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, March 21-24, 2012, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The data, by Dr. Paul Toomey and colleagues of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, will be presented in the melanoma poster session, time and location to be announced at a later date.
The abstract is titled “Intralesional Injection of Melanoma with Rose Bengal Induces Regression of Untreated Synchronous Melanoma in a Murine Model,” by P. Toomey, L. Martin, A. Mckay, A. Sarnaik and S. Pilon-Thomas of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
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About Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Provectus Pharmaceuticals specializes in developing oncology and dermatology therapies. Its novel oncology drug PV-10 is designed to selectively target and destroy cancer cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue, significantly 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. Its dermatological drug PH-10 also targets abnormal or diseased cells, with the current focus on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Provectus has recently 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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