NEWS -- Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Announces Acceptance of PV-10® Systemic Administration Abstract at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022
KNOXVILLE, TN, Feb. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provectus (OTCQB: PVCT) today announced that preclinical research on systemic administration of investigational cancer immunotherapy PV-10 (rose bengal sodium) for the treatment of high-risk and refractory adult solid tumor cancers will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), to be held April 8-13, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The abstract, which was accepted for poster presentation, is entitled:
“Characterization of PV-10 anticancer effect on adult solid tumors reveals inhibition of protein kinase signaling pathways associated with autophagy, cell migration and invasion” (Abstract #2720).
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 disease, PV-10 may restore disease-specific T cell function. IL PV-10 has been administered to over 450 patients with melanoma and cancers of the liver in both monotherapy and combination therapy settings. IL PV-10 is administered under visual, tactile, or ultrasound guidance to superficial malignancies, and under CT or ultrasound guidance to visceral hepatic tumors.
Oral administration of PV-10 is undergoing preclinical study as prophylactic and therapeutic treatments for high-risk and refractory adult solid tumor cancers, and as a therapeutic 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 a family of small molecules called halogenated xanthenes. Multi-route of administration drug discovery and development programs include investigational drugs and drug targets in oncology (clinical-stage), dermatology (clinical-stage), hematology, virology, microbiology, ophthalmology (clinical-stage), and animal health. Information about the Company’s clinical trials can be found at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) registry, https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. For additional information about Provectus, please visit the Company's website at https://www.provectusbio.com.
PV-10® is registered trademark of Provectus Pharmatech, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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