KNOXVILLE, TN, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provectus (OTCQB: PVCT) today announced that data from historical clinical trials and expanded access studies of investigational cancer immunotherapy PV-10 (rose bengal disodium) for the single-agent treatment of Stage III melanoma ( NCT00521053, NCT01260779, and NCT02288897) and an ongoing clinical trial of PV-10 combination therapy for the treatment of Stage IV melanoma ( NCT02557321) will be presented on two poster presentations at the SMR 2021 Congress (the Society for Melanoma Research annual meeting) to be held online from October 28-31.
The two accepted abstracts are:
- "Lesion-Level Response to Single-Agent PV-10 in Stage III Cutaneous Melanoma," and
- "PV-10 and anti-PD-1 in cutaneous melanoma refractory to checkpoint blockade."
Intralesional (IL) administration of PV-10 for the treatment of solid tumor cancers can yield immunogenic cell death within hours of tumor injection and induce tumor-specific reactivity in circulating T cells within days. This PV-10-induced functional T cell response may be enhanced and boosted in combination with immune checkpoint blockade (CB). In CB-refractory advanced cutaneous melanoma, PV-10 may restore disease-specific T cell function, which may also be prognostic of clinical response. IL PV-10 has been administered to over 450 patients with cancers of the skin and of the liver. It is administered under visual, tactile, or ultrasound guidance to superficial malignancies, and under CT or ultrasound guidance to visceral hepatic tumors. Systemic administration of PV-10 is also undergoing preclinical study as prophylactic and therapeutic treatments for high-risk and refractory adult solid tumor cancers, and as a treatment for relapsed and refractory blood cancers.
Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Provectus or the Company) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing immunotherapy medicines for different disease areas based on an entirely- and wholly-owned family of small molecules called halogenated xanthenes. Information about the Company's clinical trials can be found at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) registry, www.clinicaltrials.gov. For additional information about Provectus, please visit the Company's website at www.provectusbio.com.
PV-10 ® is registered trademark of Provectus, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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The safety and efficacy of the agents and/or uses under investigation have not been established. There is no guarantee that the agents will receive health authority approval or become commercially available in any country for the uses being investigated or that such agents as products will achieve any particular revenue levels.
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Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.Heather Raines, CPAChief Financial OfficerPhone: (866) 594-5999