Low Level of Toxicity a Major Plus for Nuvilex's Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, believes that the low level of toxicity in the Nuvilex Inc. ( OTCQB : NVLX ) pancreatic cancer therapy could have a major impact in its cancer therapy emerging as a therapy of choice, if it is ultimately awarded FDA approval. The Company is an international firm engaged in live-cell encapsulation technology to treat pancreatic cancer along with the development and study of the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of oncology patients. 

The results of Nuvilex's oft-cited Phase II pancreatic cancer trial of 14 patients demonstrated that the patients' median survival rate doubled compared to historical control and results of the current gold standard used today, which is Gemzar®. Plus, the 1-year survival rate was triple that of control and double that of the standard Gemzar® therapy. Perhaps the most telling component of the trial was the fact that only one-third of the standard chemotherapy dosage was used, thereby measurably increasing the patient quality of life as compared to other therapies.

For example, according to the Gemzar.com website, the side effects of using the treatment for pancreatic cancer are many, with varying ranges of severity. On the mild side, nausea, diarrhea, fever and hair loss are common in anywhere from 3:10 to 7:10 of patients. In addition, 7 out of 10 patients suffered from anemia, low white blood cell count, and changes in their liver function tests.

In future tests, Nuvilex will likely use stand-alone Gemzar® therapy as a comparator. But, if early Nuvilex results are an indication, it is not just efficacy that could serve patients well, but if combined with an approved low toxicity due to the reduced chemotherapy dosage, clinicians and patients could seek out the treatment in droves. 

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About Nuvilex, Inc. ( OTCQB : NVLX ): Nuvilex, Inc. has been a provider of all-natural products for many years, has expanded its company to increase its natural product based footprint through medical marijuana studies and is becoming an international biotechnology provider of live, therapeutically valuable, encapsulated cells and services for treatments, research and medicine. The Company's offerings will ultimately include cancer, diabetes and other clinical treatments using the company's natural product knowledge, product base, cell and gene therapy expertise, and live-cell encapsulation technology in addition to other new products currently under development. For more information visit: www.nuvilex.com.