HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (Nasdaq:NYMX) today provided an update on U.S. Phase 2 prostate cancer clinical trial activities for NX-1207, the company's new investigational drug being tested for early stage prostate cancer. The prostate cancer trial has reached the halfway point in patient recruitment. Safety assessments to date have been positive with no serious or unexpected adverse effects related to the drug. The NX03-0040 prostate cancer clinical study of 150 men is testing low (2.5 mg) and high (15 mg) single doses of NX-1207 for the effect to eradicate or shrink low grade localized prostate cancer tumors. The NX-1207 dose is administered directly into the area of the prostate where the cancer was detected. The procedure is performed by a urologist in an office setting, does not require anaesthesia, sedation, or catheterization, takes only a few minutes and involves minimal discomfort to the patient. Patients in the study are randomly allocated to either low or high dose NX-1207 or to active surveillance (no drug or surgical or radiation treatment). Patients undergoing active surveillance in the trial also have the opportunity to receive NX-1207 after their trial active surveillance participation is completed. NX-1207 is also in Phase 3 clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Nymox Provides Current Phase 2 Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Update
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