Protox to present at Acumen BioFin Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Protox Therapeutics Inc. (TSX-V: PRX), a
leader in advancing novel, targeted protein toxin therapeutics for the
treatment of cancer and other proliferative diseases, announced today that
Fahar Merchant, President and CEO of Protox, will present at the 9th Annual
Acumen BioFin Rodman & Renshaw Healthcare Conference at the New York Palace
Hotel on Wednesday, November 7 at 10:50 a.m. Dr. Merchant will present a
corporate update, as well as provide clinical updates for the Company's benign
prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer and brain cancer programs.
    A live webcast of Protox's presentation will be available at
www.protoxtherapeutics.com.

    About Protox

    Protox Therapeutics is a leader in advancing novel, targeted protein
toxin therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other proliferative
diseases. Two novel drug candidates derived from the company's INxin(TM) and
PORxin(TM) platforms are being developed in three clinical programs. A
Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating PRX321 (INxin) for the treatment of primary
brain cancer has been completed and the drug has received Fast Track
Designation and Orphan Drug Status from the US FDA. Patient enrollment has
been completed in two separate Phase 1 clinical trials evaluating PRX302
(PORxin) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer and benign prostatic
hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

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    Certain statements included in this press release may be considered
forward-looking. Such statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or
achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements,
and therefore these statements should not be read as guarantees of future
performance or results. All forward-looking statements are based on Protox'
current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently
available to Protox and relate to, among other things, anticipated financial
performance, business prospects, strategies, regulatory developments, market
acceptance and future commitments. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date
of this press release. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and
uncertainties identified by Protox in its public securities filings; actual
events may differ materially from current expectations. Protox disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.





For further information:

For further information: James Beesley, Director, Investor Relations,
Protox Therapeutics, (604) 484-0975, jbeesley@protoxtherapeutics.com; Michael
Moore, Investor Relations, Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x 241,
mmoore@equicomgroup.com

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