November 12, 2008
Nymox Reports Positive New Results in 59 Week Study of Drug for Enlarged Prostate
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:NYMX) is pleased to announce positive new results from the Company's most recent study of NX-1207, its drug in development for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A total of 67 patients and controls in this multi-center U.S. study consisting of 92% of eligible patients were followed for an average of 59 weeks after a single administration of NX-1207. Of the patients given full dose NX-1207, 76.7% required no further treatment compared to 37.5% for controls (statistically significant, p=.012). The subjects who received NX-1207 and received no further treatment maintained a mean improvement of 8.9 points in their BPH Symptom Scores which corresponds to a 38% reduction in symptoms from baseline, compared to 2.8 points or a 15% reduction in symptoms for controls. This improvement in symptom score after a single administration of NX-1207 was statistically significant (p=.038).
"We are extremely pleased with these new results, which are remarkably similar to the findings of a completely separate but comparable study reported in 2007", said Dr. Paul Averback, CEO of Nymox. "The consistent therapeutic response in a totally different trial in different subjects is very sound."NX-1207 is a novel drug developed by Nymox which is in Phase 3 development for the treatment of BPH. The drug has successfully completed a series of blinded controlled multi-center U.S. clinical trials where it has been found to produce improvements that are about double that reported for currently approved BPH drugs. NX-1207 is administered by a urologist in an office procedure that takes only a few minutes and involves little or no pain or discomfort. Patients notice improvement as early as a week or two after treatment. Follow-up studies have shown that many men showed continued benefit from a single NX-1207 treatment for 2 years or more. NX-1207 treatment does not require the patient to take pills daily for the rest of his life, like currently approved BPH medications.
BPH treatment represents a growing market with more than 100 million men worldwide being estimated to suffer from BPH symptoms. The disorder is a common affliction of older men, affecting approximately half of men over age 50 and close to 90% of men by age 80, and is associated with growth in prostate size as men age. BPH causes difficulties with urination associated with aging, such as urination at night, urge to void frequently, hesitancy, weak stream, and other problems, and can cause acute urinary retention requiring immediate medical attention.
More information about Nymox is available at www.nymox.com, email: [email protected], or 800- 936-9669.
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. The conduct of clinical trials and the development of drug products involve substantial risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from expectations. Promising early results do not ensure that later stage or larger scale clinical trials will be successful or will proceed as expected. Such factors are detailed from time to time in Nymox's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.