HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (Nasdaq:NYMX) is pleased to announce an important upcoming symposium and panel discussion on its first-in-class investigational drug NX-1207, currently in late stage Phase 3 for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Phase 2 for Prostate Cancer. The symposium will be held during the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego CA 3:00 p.m. May 5 in the San Diego Convention Center. The symposium, "Clinical studies of NX-1207: Phase 3 Injectable for BPH (Phase 2 for Prostate Cancer)," will be chaired by Ronald Tutrone Jr, MD, FACS of Towson, MD, who has participated in four of the prospective NX-1207 clinical trials as well as follow-up studies. Dr. Tutrone will present the latest information about NX-1207 and the NX-1207 clinical trials to date, including the two Phase 3 BPH clinical trials, and the Phase 2 prostate cancer trials currently in progress. There will be seven symposium panelists who are distinguished Board-certified urologists with extensive experience as clinical investigators in FDA-regulated clinical trials, including the NX-1207 clinical trials. Further information concerning the NX-1207 Symposium will follow separately in the near future. NX-1207 is a novel patented drug developed by Nymox which is currently in Phase 3 trials for BPH and Phase 2 for localized prostate cancer. The drug has successfully completed a series of blinded controlled multi-center U.S. clinical trials where a single dose of NX-1207 has been found to produce on average symptomatic improvements about double that reported for currently approved BPH drugs without causing the sexual or cardiovascular side effects associated with those drugs. Follow-up studies have shown evidence of long lasting benefit with a significant proportion of men who received a single dose reporting maintained improvement in BPH symptoms without other treatments for up to 7½ years.