LTRN Lantern Pharma Inc.

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Drug Pipeline

Drug Stage Notes
LP-300
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Phase 2
Phase 2
Phase 2 trial planned for 3Q 2021.
LP-100
Hormone-refractory prostate cancer (MHRPC)
Phase 2
Phase 2
Phase 2 trial ongoing.

Latest News

  1. DALLAS, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to transform oncology drug discovery and development today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. 

    "We are very pleased with our continued rapid progress in expanding and advancing our pipeline of targeted cancer drug candidates and are on pace to launch the Phase 2 trial of LP-300 in non-small cell lung cancer among non-smokers in the third quarter of this year," stated Panna Sharma, President and CEO of Lantern Pharma. "During the first quarter, we dramatically accelerated the pace with which we gather, curate, tag and assemble biologically relevant data for our RADR® A.I. platform. Our RADR® A.I. platform now exceeds 4.6 billion datapoints, representing a nearly 16-fold increase in the number of datapoints since our IPO in June 2020. RADR® grew by approximately 1 billion datapoints per month during the first quarter of 2021. The size and scope of our RADR® A.I. platform is opening up new insights and areas of opportunity for the discovery of additional indications for our existing drug candidates, as well as the identification of entirely new drug candidates and new therapeutic indications for existing molecules in the fight against cancer."

    "Perhaps most exciting, as our RADR® A.I. platform grows, potential partnerships with biopharma companies are now even more clearly in our sights," continued Sharma. "Earlier today, we announced that we have entered into an equity-based collaboration with Actuate Therapeutics to apply the remarkable power of RADR® to better understand the mechanism of action of Actuate's 9-ING-41 drug candidate and utilize these insights to advance a biomarker signature of response and a biomarker guided development strategy. We are excited about the opportunity to continue to build additional value-driven partnerships in the quarters ahead."

    The collaboration will focus on leveraging the RADR® machine learning technology, large-scale oncology datasets, and the A.I. platform to accelerate key aspects of Actuate's 9-ING-41 drug candidate, a best-in-class GSK-3β inhibitor in active development in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials, including for pancreatic cancer. The collaboration is expected to start immediately and will potentially generate novel intellectual property that will be jointly owned by the companies. Lantern will receive upfront equity in Actuate Therapeutics subject to meeting certain conditions of the collaboration, as well as development milestones in the form of additional equity if results from the collaboration are utilized in future development efforts.

    Lantern is developing four drug candidates and an ADC program across seven disclosed targets, including:

    • LP-100 (Irofulven), in a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) which is out-licensed to Allarity Therapeutics.
    • LP-300, a small molecule candidate that is preparing to enter a Phase 2 trial as a combination therapy in non-smokers with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).
    • LP-184, a small molecule DNA damaging candidate anticipated to enter clinical development in 1H'22, with opportunities in several genomically-defined cancers, including: prostate, pancreatic, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRT) and potentially additional tumors defined by the overexpression of PTGR1.
    • LP-284, an alkylating agent in the research optimization stage, that appears to be preferentially active in certain hematologic cancers.
    • Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) program leveraging RADR® A.I. to identify targeted or therapeutic antibodies and aimed at utilizing a unique library of linkers to conjugate with LP-184 and other compounds.

    First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

    • Cash Position: Cash and cash equivalents were $81.4 million as of March 31, 2021 compared to $19.2 million as of December 31, 2020. The increase in cash and cash equivalents reflects the proceeds from our January 20, 2021 follow-on public offering with gross proceeds of $69.0 million.
    • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $1,279,037 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, compared to $137,104 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The increase was primarily attributable to increases in research studies, expansion of the company's research team, and research and development related stock option compensation expense of approximately $116,000 (a non-cash item) for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
    • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $1,173,258 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, compared to $340,172 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The increase was primarily attributable to expenses associated with operating as a public company and general and administrative related stock option compensation expense of approximately $130,000 (a non-cash item) for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
    • Net Loss: Net losses were $2,452,295 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, or $0.24 per share, compared to a net loss of $477,276 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, or $0.24 per share. The net loss includes non-cash expenses related to employee stock options of approximately $246,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

    Mr. Sharma concluded, "We will continue to aggressively advance our portfolio, both clinically and in new preclinical indications, and continue to leverage our A.I. platform to uncover new rescue or repurposing opportunities on our own or with partners. Our team is committed to building Lantern into a best-of-breed biopharma company that transforms the cost, pace and risk of oncology drug development by leveraging insight from our RADR® A.I. platform with the experience and expertise of our cancer-focused research team and a roster of collaborations with world-renowned cancer research institutions. Our financial position has never been stronger and our portfolio of targeted oncology drug candidates is positioned to deliver significant ongoing value for shareholders."

    Conference Call

    Lantern will host a conference call and webcast today, Monday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    Toll-free US and Canada: 800–791–4813 – conference ID 97381

    US and Canada callers one touch dial: +1.800.791.4813,,97381#

    International: 785–424–1102 – conference ID 97381

    Replay Number: 1-800-839–8389, no passcode. Available through 11:59 pm ET on June 3, 2021. 

    Webcast

    Live webcast will be available at: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2460/41104 

    The webcast will be archived on https://ir.lanternpharma.com through 11:59 pm ET on June 3, 2021.

    Contact

    Marek Ciszewski, JD

    Director, Investor Relations

    628-777-3167

    About Lantern Pharma

    Lantern Pharma (LTRN) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary RADR® A.I. platform and machine learning to discover biomarker signatures that identify patients most likely to respond to its pipeline of genomically-targeted therapeutics. Lantern is currently developing four drug candidates and an ADC program across seven disclosed tumor targets, including two phase 2 programs. By targeting drugs to patients whose genomic profile identifies them as having the highest probability of benefiting from the drug, Lantern's approach represents the potential to deliver best-in-class outcomes. More information is available at: www.lanternpharma.com and Twitter @lanternpharma.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements relating to: future events or our future financial performance; the potential advantages of our RADR® platform in identifying drug candidates and patient populations that are likely to respond to a drug candidate; our strategic plans to advance the development of our drug candidates and antibody drug conjugate (ADC) development program; estimates regarding the development timing for our drug candidates and ADC development program; our research and development efforts of our internal drug discovery programs and the utilization of our RADR® platform to streamline the drug development process; our intention to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and genomic data to streamline and transform the pace, risk and cost of oncology drug discovery and development and to identify patient populations that would likely respond to a drug candidate; estimates regarding potential markets and potential market sizes; sales estimates for our drug candidates and our plans to discover and develop drug candidates and to maximize their commercial potential by advancing such drug candidates ourselves or in collaboration with others. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including, without limitation, statements that use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "contemplate," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "seek," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "target," "objective," "aim," "should," "will," "would," or the negative of these words or other similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, such as (i) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, (ii) the risk that none of our product candidates has received FDA marketing approval, and we may not be able to successfully initiate, conduct, or conclude clinical testing for or obtain marketing approval for our product candidates; (iii) the risk that no drug product based on our proprietary RADR A.I. platform has received FDA marketing approval or otherwise been incorporated into a commercial product, and (iv) those other factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2021. You may access our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 under the investor SEC filings tab of our website at www.lanternpharma.com or on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these risks and uncertainties, we can give no assurances that our forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, or that any other results or events projected or contemplated by our forward-looking statements will in fact occur, and we caution investors not to place undue reliance on these statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release represent our judgment as of the date hereof, and, except as otherwise required by law, we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

    Lantern Pharma Inc. and Subsidiary

    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets







    March 31,





    December 31,







    2021





    2020







    (Unaudited)











    CURRENT ASSETS

















    Cash



    $

    81,373,725





    $

    19,229,232



    Prepaid expenses and other current assets





    1,110,770







    1,007,690



    Total current assets





    82,484,495







    20,236,922





















    Property and equipment, net





    20,164







    21,507



    Deferred offering costs





    -







    101,205





















    TOTAL ASSETS



    $

    82,504,659





    $

    20,359,634





















    CURRENT LIABILITIES

















    Accounts payable and accrued expenses



    $

    664,533





    $

    552,339



    Total current liabilities





    664,533







    552,339





















    PPP loan payable





    108,500







    108,500





















    TOTAL LIABILITIES





    773,033







    660,839





















    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (NOTE 4)



































    STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

















    Preferred Stock - Par Value (1,000,000 authorized at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; $.0001 par value) (Zero shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020)





    -







    -



    Common Stock – Par Value (25,000,000 authorized at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; $.0001 par value) (11,181,447 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021; 6,220,927 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020)





    1,118







    622



    Additional paid-in capital





    96,842,698







    32,358,068



    Accumulated deficit





    (15,112,190)







    (12,659,895)



    Total stockholders' equity





    81,731,626







    19,698,795





















    TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



    $

    82,504,659





    $

    20,359,634



     

    Lantern Pharma Inc. and Subsidiary

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)







    Three Months Ended

    March 31,







    2021





    2020



    Operating expenses:

















    General and administrative





    1,173,258







    340,172



    Research and development





    1,279,037







    137,104



    Total operating expenses





    2,452,295







    477,276





















    NET LOSS



    $

    (2,452,295)





    $

    (477,276)





















    Net loss per share of common shares, basic and diluted



    $

    (0.24)





    $

    (0.24)





















    Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted





    10,074,623







    2,020,966



     

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  2. DALLAS, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to transform the cost, pace, and timeline of oncology drug discovery and development, announced today that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Actuate Therapeutics. The collaboration will focus on leveraging the RADR® machine learning technology, large-scale oncology datasets, and the A.I. platform to accelerate key aspects of Actuate's 9-ING-41 drug candidate, a best-in-class GSK-3β inhibitor in active development in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials, including for pancreatic cancer. The collaboration is expected to start immediately and…

    DALLAS, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to transform the cost, pace, and timeline of oncology drug discovery and development, announced today that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Actuate Therapeutics. The collaboration will focus on leveraging the RADR® machine learning technology, large-scale oncology datasets, and the A.I. platform to accelerate key aspects of Actuate's 9-ING-41 drug candidate, a best-in-class GSK-3β inhibitor in active development in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials, including for pancreatic cancer. The collaboration is expected to start immediately and will potentially generate novel intellectual property that will be jointly owned by the companies.

    Daniel Schmitt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Actuate Therapeutics, commented, "Accelerating the development of 9-ING-41 by leveraging the latest techniques in machine learning and genomics has the potential to aid in bringing our life altering therapies to patients faster and with a greater degree of precision. We are committed to leveraging the latest advances in biomarker driven medicine and technology to advance our drug candidates in the most promising sub-types of cancer and in patients who may have the highest likelihood to benefit from our therapy." In a study published on February 23, 2021 in the journal Cancer Medicine, Dr. Jayson Parker from the University of Toronto and his co-authors provided systematic statistical evidence that biomarkers when used in patient stratification and monitoring in oncology clinical trials improve the likelihood of drug regulatory approvals by a factor of five. 

    Lantern Pharma recently announced that the RADR® platform had surpassed 4.6 billion datapoints and had advanced certain aspects of automation and machine learning as a result of the latest development campaign. The latest development campaign was aimed at improving the predictive power of the biomarker signatures created by RADR® and the ability to potentially impact drug development in a broader range of solid tumor subtypes. Lantern expects that RADR® will surpass 10 billion curated and tagged oncology datapoints over the next 12 months, which has the potential to make the platform even more useful across a broader range of cancer development and drug development or rescue programs.

    Panna Sharma, CEO and President of Lantern Pharma, stated, "Companies like Actuate that are adopting methods that are at the forefront of this new era of data and A.I. guided drug development have the potential to conduct future clinical trials with biomarker signatures that have been generated at a fraction of the cost of traditional techniques. Using highly scalable machine-learning methods to guide drug development can potentially yield new biological insights, while also increasing response rates and improving outcomes in clinical trials."

    Under the terms of the collaboration, Lantern Pharma will receive upfront equity in Actuate Therapeutics subject to meeting certain conditions of the collaboration, as well as development milestones in the form of additional equity if results from the collaboration are utilized in future development efforts. No further financial details were disclosed.

    Contact

    Marek Ciszewski, J.D.

    Director, Investor Relations

    628-777-3167

    About Actuate Therapeutics

    Actuate Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for cancers and inflammatory diseases. For additional information, please visit the company's website at http://www.actuatetherapeutics.com.  

    About Lantern Pharma

    Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary RADR® A.I. platform and machine learning to discover biomarker signatures that identify patients most likely to respond to its pipeline of genomically-targeted therapeutics. Lantern is currently developing four drug candidates and an ADC program across seven disclosed tumor targets, including two phase 2 programs. By targeting drugs to patients whose genomic profile identifies them as having the highest probability of benefiting from the drug, Lantern's approach represents the potential to deliver best-in-class outcomes. More information is available at: www.lanternpharma.com and Twitter @lanternpharma.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements relating to: future events or our future financial performance; our strategic plans to advance our collaboration with Actuate Therapeutics; the potential advantages of our RADR® platform in identifying drug candidates and patient populations that are likely to respond to a drug candidate; the utilization of our RADR® platform to streamline the drug development process; and our intention to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and genomic data to streamline and transform the pace, risk and cost of oncology drug discovery and development and to identify patient populations that would likely respond to a drug candidate. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including, without limitation, statements that use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "contemplate," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "seek," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "target," "objective'" "aim," "should," "will," "would," or the negative of these words or other similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, such as (i) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, (ii) the risk that our collaboration with Actuate Therapeutics may not be successful and may not yield meaningful results, (iii)  the risk that no drug product based on our proprietary RADR® A.I. platform has received FDA marketing approval or otherwise been incorporated into a commercial product, (iv) the risk that none of our product candidates has received FDA marketing approval, and we may not be able to successfully initiate, conduct, or conclude clinical testing for or obtain marketing approval for our product candidates, and (v) those other factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2021. You may access our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 under the investor SEC filings tab of our website at www.lanternpharma.com or on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these risks and uncertainties, we can give no assurances that our forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, or that any other results or events projected or contemplated by our forward-looking statements will in fact occur, and we caution investors not to place undue reliance on these statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release represent our judgment as of the date hereof, and, except as otherwise required by law, we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

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  3. DALLAS, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to improve drug discovery and development and identify patients who will benefit from its portfolio of targeted oncology therapeutics, announced today that RADR® has exceeded 4.6 billion datapoints. This 16-fold increase in datapoints over the past 12 months was also accompanied by other significant improvements in the functionality, feature-set and automation of the drug development platform as well as a significant increase in the number of drugs, drug classes and cancers covered by RADR®.

    DALLAS, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to improve drug discovery and development and identify patients who will benefit from its portfolio of targeted oncology therapeutics, announced today that RADR® has exceeded 4.6 billion datapoints. This 16-fold increase in datapoints over the past 12 months was also accompanied by other significant improvements in the functionality, feature-set and automation of the drug development platform as well as a significant increase in the number of drugs, drug classes and cancers covered by RADR®.

    "We are extremely pleased to share the fact that we have increased the number of biologically relevant and curated datapoints that power our RADR® platform by 16-fold since last May and nearly 4-fold since the beginning of the year. The pace of data acquisition, curation, and tagging achieved during this last campaign is well ahead of schedule and allows us to increasingly focus on building a more complete and more powerful library of algorithms and machine learning models aimed at rapidly answering questions that are fundamental to oncology drug development," stated Panna Sharma, President and CEO of Lantern Pharma. "Our mission to build the world's largest, most robust and most accurate A.I. driven platform for precision oncology drug discovery and development is advancing rapidly. The robustness of the datasets powering RADR® is anticipated to continue to improve machine-learning results, accelerate automation of other features and aid oncology drug development for Lantern and our partners with the ultimate focus of benefitting cancer patients."

    Lantern is committed to growing and enhancing RADR®, which it believes is among the largest drug development platforms powered exclusively for oncology drug development and rescue. The growing datapoints, and accompanying functionality in the A.I. platform, allow scientists, biologists, and engineers to collaborate on issues of drug activity, drug response, patient stratification, and cancer biomarkers at a pace which has been unachievable, until now. The developmental focus on increasing the number of datapoints, and improving the performance, power and biological relevance of the algorithms, is expected to yield additional targeted indications for Lantern's current pipeline of drug candidates. We expect that the platform will also help in revealing additional compounds and therapies that can be in-licensed and subsequently developed in a more efficient, and potentially more targeted manner. Lantern has used RADR® to uncover indications in multiple cancer sub-types, including CNS (central nervous system) cancers, drug-resistant lung cancers, lung cancer sub-types among never-smokers and SMARCB1 mutated cancers (e.g. Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors).

    Lantern has filed two additional patent applications directed to the RADR® platform that further strengthen the Company's leading position in using A.I. for cancer drug development and drug rescue. The Company's patent applications are directed to using machine learning to predict and discover gene signatures associated with pharmaceutical agents, as well as using automated and machine learning methods on genomic and biomarker data for rescuing, repurposing and repositioning of pharmaceutical agents. Lantern expects to continue developing novel A.I. and machine learning functionality, methods and technologies that it will file patents on both as core technologies and directed in the use of its pipeline of drug candidates.

    "As A.I. continues to transform drug development, platforms that can provide a machine-learning, A.I. driven edge are becoming an essential tool for companies to make informed, rapid decisions in cancer indication selection, trial design, validation of mechanisms and potential creation of combination therapy regimens," continued Sharma. "Now, with every major cancer and drug class being covered in our A.I. platform, Lantern can focus not only on accelerating our portfolio, but also on developing collaborations that continue to enhance and validate our platform while delivering insights for our biopharma partners. These RADR® powered insights are expected to accelerate development timelines, derisk key decisions and uncover new opportunities that may have gone undeveloped — ultimately leading to oncology therapies that can increase the personalization of treatment."

    "Biopharma companies are looking to launch programs in validated indications more rapidly as they focus on maximizing the potential of each drug candidate," said Mr. Sharma. "We believe that RADR® can help design and launch these programs, that continue to grow in complexity, at a fraction of the cost and timeline of traditional oncology drug development. Creating novel genomic and mechanistic insights while also providing specific guidance on designing biomarker driven preclinical studies and clinical trials is an essential component of personalizing cancer treatment. RADR® is a powerful platform that can offer a significant competitive advantage for oncology drug development."

    Contact

    Marek Ciszewski, JD

    Director, Investor Relations

    628-777-3167

    About Lantern Pharma

    Lantern Pharma (LTRN) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary RADR® A.I. platform and machine learning to discover biomarker signatures that identify patients most likely to respond to its pipeline of genomically-targeted therapeutics. Lantern is currently developing four drug candidates and an ADC program across seven disclosed tumor targets, including two phase 2 programs. By targeting drugs to patients whose genomic profile identifies them as having the highest probability of benefiting from the drug, Lantern's approach represents the potential to deliver best-in-class outcomes. More information is available at: www.lanternpharma.com and Twitter @lanternpharma.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements relating to: future events or our future financial performance; the potential advantages of our RADR® platform in identifying drug candidates and patient populations that are likely to respond to a drug candidate; the utilization of our RADR® platform to streamline the drug development process; and our intention to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and genomic data to streamline and transform the pace, risk and cost of oncology drug discovery and development and to identify patient populations that would likely respond to a drug candidate. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including, without limitation, statements that use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "contemplate," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "seek," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "target," "aim," "should," "will," "would," or the negative of these words or other similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, such as (i) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, (ii) the risk that no drug product based on our proprietary RADR® A.I. platform has received FDA marketing approval or otherwise been incorporated into a commercial product, (iii) the risk that none of our product candidates has received FDA marketing approval, and we may not be able to successfully initiate, conduct, or conclude clinical testing for or obtain marketing approval for our product candidates, and (iv) those other factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2021. You may access our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 under the investor SEC filings tab of our website at www.lanternpharma.com or on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these risks and uncertainties, we can give no assurances that our forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, or that any other results or events projected or contemplated by our forward-looking statements will in fact occur, and we caution investors not to place undue reliance on these statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release represent our judgment as of the date hereof, and, except as otherwise required by law, we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

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  4. DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to improve drug discovery and development, and identify patients who will benefit from its portfolio of targeted oncology therapeutics, announced today that it will host a conference call and live webcast on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The call will be led by Panna Sharma, President and Chief Executive Officer. He will be joined on the call by other members of the management team.

    DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to improve drug discovery and development, and identify patients who will benefit from its portfolio of targeted oncology therapeutics, announced today that it will host a conference call and live webcast on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The call will be led by Panna Sharma, President and Chief Executive Officer. He will be joined on the call by other members of the management team.

    Conference Call                                            

    Toll-free US and Canada: 800–791–4813 – conference ID 97381

    US and Canada callers one touch dial: +1.800.791.4813,,97381#

    International: 785–424–1102 – conference ID 97381

    Replay Number: 1-800-839–8389, no passcode. Available through 11:59 pm ET on June 3, 2021.

    Webcast

    Live webcast will be available at: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2460/41104

    The webcast will be archived on https://ir.lanternpharma.com through 11:59 pm ET on June 3, 2021.

    About Lantern Pharma

    Lantern Pharma (LTRN) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary RADR® A.I. platform and machine learning to discover biomarker signatures that identify patients most likely to respond to its pipeline of genomically-targeted therapeutics. Lantern is currently developing four drug candidates and an ADC program across seven disclosed tumor targets, including two phase 2 programs. By targeting drugs to patients whose genomic profile identifies them as having the highest probability of benefiting from the drug, Lantern's approach represents the potential to deliver best-in-class outcomes. More information is available at: www.lanternpharma.com and Twitter @lanternpharma.

    Contact

    Marek Ciszewski, JD

    Director, Investor Relations

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  5. DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to transform oncology drug discovery and development, announced a manuscript describing the efficacy profile of LP-184 in a variety of non-small cell lung cancer models was published in Oncotarget. The manuscript is titled 'The acylfulvene alkylating agent, LP-184, retains nanomolar potency in non-small cell lung cancer carrying otherwise therapy-refractory mutations'. LP-184 is being developed by Lantern for the potential treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) among several other targeted indications in solid tumors including pancreatic and CNS cancers…

    DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") platform to transform oncology drug discovery and development, announced a manuscript describing the efficacy profile of LP-184 in a variety of non-small cell lung cancer models was published in Oncotarget. The manuscript is titled 'The acylfulvene alkylating agent, LP-184, retains nanomolar potency in non-small cell lung cancer carrying otherwise therapy-refractory mutations'. LP-184 is being developed by Lantern for the potential treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) among several other targeted indications in solid tumors including pancreatic and CNS cancers.

    The unmet clinical need where LP-184-based therapy could potentially be valuable is for those non-small cell lung cancer patients that are ineligible for targeted therapy options or have developed resistance to other forms of therapy. Existing targeted therapies, such as EGFR or ALK inhibitors, only work in specific, genetically defined patient subsets. There's a sizable fraction of lung cancers — 30 to 40 percent — that do not have those targetable alterations, or have developed resistance to the current standard of care therapies which can often leave lung cancer patients without additional therapeutic options. According to Panna Sharma, CEO of Lantern Pharma, "More people continue to die of lung cancer every year than any other type of cancer, and significant improvements have been made in the era of targeted and combination therapies; however, many lung cancers rapidly evolve and form resistance to both targeted agents and chemotherapy combinations, and there is a major clinical need for new options and potentially extending patient lives further." Mr. Sharma continued, "With this additional indication for our DNA-damaging agent, LP-184, we continue to invest in the development of therapeutic options for increasing the personalization of therapy for lung cancer patients."

    This publication in Oncotarget highlights LP-184's nanomolar in vitro potency in primary and metastatic NSCLC models. It also demonstrates that LP-184 is generally more potent in vitro than commonly prescribed platin and taxane based chemotherapeutics. Based on the research conducted, the activity profile of LP-184 is not influenced by the presence of mutations in key oncogenes such as KRAS or KEAP1 and tumor suppressors such as TP53 and STK11, that otherwise underlie resistance to other drugs. LP-184 is believed to be a promising drug candidate that can address the treatment of KEAP1 mutant NSCLC, because the mutations up-regulate expression of PTGR1, and increased PTGR1 in turn makes tumor cells increasingly sensitive to LP-184.

    Additionally, LP-184 showed tumor growth inhibition in a mouse xenograft model of KRAS/KEAP1 mutant lung cancer. Co-occurring KRAS and KEAP1 mutations occur in about 17 percent of lung adenocarcinoma cases and are believed to represent an aggressive form of lung cancer that is believed to be "undruggable". Lantern Pharma has developed a genomic signature that is believed to predict response in tumors that will be responsive to LP-184. This correlation and pinpointing of clinical need were supported by further TCGA analysis of 517 lung adenocarcinoma patients, out of which 35% showed elevated PTGR1, and 40% of those further displayed statistically significant co-occurrence of KEAP1 mutations. Considering an overlap between LP-184-specific response biomarkers and NSCLC-related genomic groups, we believe that the clinical data analyses reveal patient subgroups with distinct molecular backgrounds that are likely to be responders to LP-184 and benefit from this drug candidate.

    According to Mr. Sharma, "Using our data-driven approach we have shown that not only can we find unique biomarkers that link to drug response and mechanism, but we can also rapidly uncover clinically meaningful patient subgroups that can benefit from our portfolio of therapies." Mr. Sharma continued, "By understanding the genomic and biomarker characteristics driving a compound's activity in various sub types of cancer, we can rapidly develop new meaningful indications that have the potential to deliver life changing therapy options for cancer patients — and we can do this faster and with better insights as a result or our RADR® platform. We will continue to invest into increasing the data, scope and functionality of the A.I. platform and expect that it will be able to play a wider role in cancer therapy development.

    Lantern is continuing to validate LP-184 sensitivity in advanced lung tumor models both as monotherapy and in combination with drugs prioritized by Lantern's RADR® models, to increase the potential future benefit to patients with tumors that are or have become otherwise "undruggable" or non-responsive to existing approved therapies.

    About Lantern Pharma

    Lantern Pharma (LTRN) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary RADR® A.I. platform and machine learning to discover biomarker signatures that identify patients most likely to respond to its pipeline of genomically-targeted therapeutics. Lantern is currently developing four drug candidates and an ADC program across seven disclosed tumor targets, including two phase 2 programs. By targeting drugs to patients whose genomic profile identifies them as having the highest probability of benefiting from the drug, Lantern's approach represents the potential to deliver best-in-class outcomes. More information is available at: www.lanternpharma.com and Twitter @lanternpharma.

    About LP-184

    LP-184 is currently in multiple research studies in collaboration with leading cancer research institutions. With the assistance of our RADR® A.I. platform, LP-184's mechanism of action has been well-characterized through numerous in silico and in vivo studies and described in published peer-reviewed articles. With observed nanomolar potency and blood brain barrier permeability, LP-184 is an alkylating agent that works by causing DNA damage in tumor cells. As shown by CRISPR gene editing techniques, LP-184 activity is dependent upon the expression of Prostaglandin Reductase 1 ("PTGR1"), which transforms LP-184 into its bioactive form by the oxidoreductase activity of PTGR1.

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