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DALLAS, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantern Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence ("A.I.") and machine learning (ML) platform to transform the cost, pace, and timeline of oncology drug discovery and development, today announced that it will host a virtual key opinion leader (KOL) webinar on May 26th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and the potential of Lantern's drug candidate LP-184 for GBM as well as other brain cancers.
The webcast will feature discussions by two leading experts in GBM and brain cancer treatment and research: John Laterra, M.D., Ph.D. and Matthias Holdhoff, M.D., Ph.D. They will be accompanied by Lantern's Chief Scientific Officer, Kishor Bhatia, Ph.D. who will describe the clinical development plans for LP-184 as well as the mechanisms targeted by LP-184 in GBM and other brain cancers. Following their discussion, there will be a live question and answer session with Dr. Bhatia.
Virtual KOL Webinar Details:
Thursday, May 26th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
To register for the webinar, please use the link below:
A replay of the webinar will be available on Lantern's website beginning on May 27th: www.lanternpharma.com
About Brain Cancer Awareness Month:
This KOL webinar will be hosted during Brain Tumor Awareness Month, which is also known as "Gray May". This month is meant to bring support and awareness to the estimated 700,000 people in the US living with primary brain tumors and to their families and caregivers. Patients with primary brain tumors have a low 5-year survival rate of only 35.6% and have limited treatment options due to the lack of effective drugs that can cross the blood brain barrier. For more information, please visit the Brain Tumor Awareness month website.
GBM is one of the most common types of primary brain tumors with an estimated 13,000 people in the US diagnosed each year. Patients with GBM have a very poor prognosis with a median overall survival of 24 months. The low survival rate of patients with GBM is in part due to the lack of effective new therapies that can cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) and there is an urgent and unmet clinical need for new therapies. In preclinical studies, Lantern's drug candidate, LP-184, has shown potency against unmethylated and methylated types of GBM as well as the ability to cross the BBB.
About Dr. John Laterra
Dr. Laterra is an internationally recognized researcher in neurology, oncology, and neuroscience. He serves as the Director of the Brain Cancer Program and the Director of the Division of Neuro-Oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he specializes in investigating mechanisms of brain tumor malignancy, tumor vascular biology, and identification of new therapeutic targets in gliomas. Dr. Laterra received his Ph.D. in microbiology and M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He served as a resident and chief resident in neurology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Dr. Latera joined Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1988.
About Dr. Mattias Holdhoff:
Dr. Holdhoff is a medical neuro-oncologist in the Brain Cancer Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, as well as an associate professor of oncology and neurological surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Holdhoff's clinical and research expertise is in primary brain cancers, malignant gliomas, and central nervous system lymphomas. He received his Ph.D. at Charité University Medicine Berlin and his M.D. from Freie Universität Berlin. Dr. Holdhoff completed his residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
About Lantern Pharma:
Lantern Pharma (NASDAQ: LTRN) is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary RADR® A.I. and machine learning platform 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 nine 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.
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