HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (Nasdaq:NYMX) is pleased to report new data supporting the positive sexual functional preservation profile of NX-1207, the Company's lead compound in Phase 3 development for the treatment of prostate enlargement (BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia) and Phase 2 development for localized prostate cancer. A detailed study of prostate tissues from men who had received intraprostatic injections of NX-1207 2.5 mg or 15 mg found that nervous tissues in the prostate after treatment were left intact and showed no damage. These new results showing that NX-1207 is nerve-sparing add to the considerable body of evidence that treatment with NX-1207 does not lead to the debilitating sexual side effects often associated with existing prostate treatments.
Men who receive surgical or drug treatments for BPH or prostate cancer, not uncommonly suffer sexual side effects of a permanent nature. These long term effects can include impotence, retrograde ejaculation, loss of libido, and other disorders. For this reason, men are often reluctant to seek necessary treatment or to continue with drug therapy.
The nerve-sparing findings are consistent with results from earlier studies which have shown evidence of sexual functional preservation in men after NX-1207 treatment, including 1) patient reports of no significant new clinical sexual problems, 2) no change in blood testosterone levels, and 3) sexual function questionnaire data showing no sexual side effects from NX-1207 treatment.
NX-1207 is a novel patented drug developed by Nymox that is administered by a urologist in an office setting directly into the zone of the prostate to be treated. The procedure takes only a few minutes, does not require sedation, anesthesia or catheterization, and involves little or no pain or discomfort.
NX-1207 successfully completed a series of blinded controlled multi-center U.S. clinical trials for BPH where a single 2.5 mg dose of NX-1207 was found to produce at 90 days an average improvement in standardized symptom score about double that reported for currently approved BPH drugs without causing the sexual or cardiovascular side effects associated with those drugs. Follow-up studies showed 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 5 years or more.
Nymox recently announced the completion of its second pivotal Phase 3 trial of NX-1207 for BPH, NX02-0018, and top-line results for its Phase 2 trial of NX-1207 for localized low risk prostate cancer, NX03-0040.
BPH is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in older men. The condition can have a significant negative impact on a man's health and quality of life and can lead to acute urinary retention, incontinence and other serious consequences. It is estimated that 50% of men in their 50s have pathological signs of prostatic hyperplasia and from 26 to 46% of men between the ages of 40 to 79 years suffer from moderate to severe urinary problems and symptoms associated with BPH.
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and the actual results and future events could differ materially from management's current expectations. Such factors are detailed from time to time in Nymox's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.
CONTACT: Brian Doyle Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation 1-800-93NYMOX www.nymox.comSource:Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation