Lisata Therapeutics Announces Publication of Case Report on a Complete Response in a Metastatic Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma Patient Treated with LSTA1 in Combination with Standard-of-Care Therapy

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Jan 4, 2024

LSTA1, the Company’s lead investigational product, in combination with standard-of-care therapy, potentiated a complete response in a patient with metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lisata Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: LSTA) (“Lisata” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies for the treatment of advanced solid tumors and other serious diseases, today announced the publication of a case report detailing a complete response in a patient with metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma patient treated with LSTA1 in combination with the standard-of-care therapy in Oncology & Cancer Case Reports Journal on December 30, 2023.

The case report, entitled “LSTA1 Potentiates Complete Response in Metastatic Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma,” which was co-authored by Kristen K. Buck, M.D., Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer of Lisata, details a patient with metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma who achieved a complete response when given LSTA1, Lisata’s lead investigational product, in combination with standard of care (“SoC”) FOLFIRINOX + pembrolizumab. The subject initially underwent months of SoC treatments and achieved a partial response. Upon subsequent addition of LSTA1 to such SoC therapeutic regimen, the subject achieved a complete response, confirmed both radiographically and surgically.

“To observe a complete response in a patient with gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma with bulky metastasis when given LSTA1 in combination with SoC is a reminder to all involved in the development of LSTA1 of our ultimate goal – to identify a treatment that eliminates solid tumors,” stated Kristen K. Buck, M.D., Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer of Lisata. “Despite advances using immunotherapy and chemotherapy as SoC for metastatic disease and the modest survival improvement therein, the long-term prognosis for patients with metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma cancer remains poor. As detailed in the case report, LSTA1, together with the SoC therapy, demonstrated tumor targeting and penetration-enhancing capability in this patient. As this result implies, LSTA1, when administered in addition to SoC, is expected to improve outcomes for patients with a range of advanced solid tumors.”

“These unprecedented results are beyond gratifying; bolstering our confidence in LSTA1’s potential to completely alter the treatment paradigm for patients with metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors,” stated Dr. Andrew Dean, MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRACP, Medical Oncologist, Principal Investigator. “We are increasingly excited to continue investigating LSTA1’s potential.”

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About LSTA1

LSTA1 is an investigational drug designed to activate a novel uptake pathway that allows co-administered or tethered (i.e., covalently bound) anti-cancer drugs to penetrate solid tumors more effectively. LSTA1 actuates this active transport system in a tumor-specific manner, resulting in systemically co-administered anti-cancer drugs more efficiently penetrating and accumulating in the tumor. LSTA1 also has the potential to modify the tumor microenvironment, with the objective of making tumors more susceptible to immunotherapies. Lisata and its collaborators have amassed significant non-clinical data demonstrating enhanced delivery of a range of existing and emerging anti-cancer therapies, including chemotherapeutics, immunotherapies and RNA-based therapeutics. Additionally, LSTA1 has demonstrated favorable safety, tolerability, and activity in clinical trials to enhance delivery of SoC chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. Lisata is exploring the potential of LSTA1 to enable a variety of treatment modalities to treat a range of solid tumors more effectively.

About Lisata Therapeutics

Lisata Therapeutics is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of advanced solid tumors and other major diseases. Lisata’s lead product candidate, LSTA1, is an investigational drug designed to activate a novel uptake pathway that allows co-administered or tethered anti-cancer drugs to target and penetrate solid tumors more effectively. Based on Lisata’s CendR Platform® Technology, Lisata has already established noteworthy commercial and R&D partnerships. The Company expects to announce numerous clinical study and business milestones over the next two years and has projected that its current business and development plan is funded with available capital through these milestones and into early 2026. For more information on the Company, please visit

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