HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:NYMX) is pleased to report that a Symposium on Fexapotide Triflutate studies will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association Mid-Atlantic Section, in Amelia Island FL March 3. The symposium, "Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of First in Class Injectable for BPH" will be chaired by Ronald Tutrone MD FACS of Baltimore MD. The other panel members at the Symposium will be Mohamed Bidair MD of San Diego CA, James Bailen MD FACS of Louisville, KY and Richard Levin MD FACS of Baltimore MD.

The clinical trial results for Fexapotide treatment of BPH were recently published in the World Journal of Urology ( https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-018-2185-y) in a peer review report entitled "Fexapotide Triflutate: Results of Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Trials of a Novel Injectable Therapy for Symptomatic Prostate Enlargement" which was authored by Neal Shore, MD, FACS (Carolina Urologic Research Center, Myrtle Beach, SC); Ronald Tutrone, MD, FACS (Chesapeake Urology Research Associates, Baltimore, MD); Mitchell Efros, MD, FACS (Accumed Research, Garden City, NY); Mohamed Bidair, MD (San Diego Clinical Trials, San Diego, CA); Barton Wachs, MD (Atlantic Urology Medical Group, Long Beach, CA); Susan Kalota, MD (Urological Associates of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ); Sheldon Freedman, MD, FACS (Freedman Urology, Las Vegas, NV); James Bailen, MD, FACS (First Urology, Louisville, KY); Richard Levin, MD, FACS (Chesapeake Urology Research Associates, Towson, MD); Stephen Richardson, MD (Jean Brown Research, Salt Lake City, UT); Jed Kaminetsky, MD, FACS (University Urology, New York, NY); Jeffrey Snyder, MD, FACS (Genitourinary Surgical Consultants, Denver, CO); Barry Shepard, MD, FACS (Urological Surgeons of Long Island, Garden City, NY);  Kenneth Goldberg, MD, FACS (U T Southwestern Dept of Urology, Lewisville, TX); Alan Hay, MD, FACS (Willamette Urology, Salem, OR); Steven Gange, MD, FACS (Summit Urology Group, Salt Lake City, UT); Ivan Grunberger, MD, FACS (Brooklyn Urology, Brooklyn, NY). Please see also NCBI PubMed.gov; MDLinx; Reuters Health Information Feb 20, 2018; Medscape Urology News & Perspective; and others, re the World Journal of Urology peer review report on the Fexapotide trials.

Nymox's lead drug Fexapotide has been in development for over 10 years and has been tested by expert clinical trial investigative teams in over 70 distinguished clinical trial centers throughout the US, and has been found after 7 years of prospective placebo controlled double blind studies of treatment of 995 U.S. men with prostate enlargement to not only show clinically meaningful and durable relief of BPH symptoms, but also to show a major reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer, compared to placebo and compared to the known and expected normal incidence of the disease. The same clinical program has also shown in a long-term blinded placebo crossover group study an 82-95% reduction in the number of these patients who required surgery after they received crossover Fexapotide in the trial, as compared to patients who did not receive Fexapotide but instead received crossover conventional approved BPH treatments (p<.0001).

The Symposium will present detailed clinical data on the Phase 3 clinical trials that have been completed for Fexapotide and that have shown excellent safety and significant efficacy for the treatment of BPH. In addition, scientific data supporting the safety and efficacy from non-clinical and laboratory testing and analysis will be demonstrated. The main presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and by an interactive question and answer session with the specialist doctors in attendance.

For more information please contact  info@nymox.com or 800-936-9669.

Forward Looking Statements

To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding Nymox, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the need for new options to treat BPH and prostate cancer, the potential of Fexapotide to treat BPH and prostate cancer and the estimated timing of further developments for Fexapotide. Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our clinical development program, future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the clinical drug development process, including the regulatory approval process, the timing of Nymox's regulatory filings, Nymox's substantial dependence on Fexapotide, Nymox's commercialization plans and efforts and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of Fexapotide. Nymox undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Nymox in general, see Nymox's current and future reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016, and its Quarterly Reports.

For Further Information Contact: Erik DanielsenNymox Pharmaceutical Corporation1-800-93NYMOX www.nymox.com