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Beyond Cancer Presents First-in-Class Clinical Data Showing an Immunogenic Response in Subjects with r/r Unresectable Solid Tumors Treated with Ultra-High Concentration Nitric Oxide (UNO)

June 03, 2024 | 7:02 am EST

– Ongoing Phase 1a first-in-human clinical trial continues to demonstrate proof of concept for the UNO solid tumor platform with observed early tumor responses and clinical resolution of radiation dermatitis

– Phase 1a data continue to support feasibility of administering UNO at ultra-high concentrations with immune biomarkers at 50,000 parts per million (ppm) demonstrating an immunogenic response

– Phase 1b protocol of UNO in combination with anti-PD-1 antibody therapy filed for regulatory approval

– Phase 1a clinical data and Phase 1b study design unveiled at 2024 American Society of Oncology Annual Meeting

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 03, 2024 — Beyond Cancer, Ltd., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing ultra-high concentration nitric oxide (UNO) as an immunotherapeutic for solid tumors, announced encouraging first-in-class clinical data demonstrating evidence of immune system activation via biomarker response in a heavily pretreated population in the ongoing Phase 1a trial. The single agent treatment in relapsed or refractory unresectable, primary or metastatic cutaneous and subcutaneous malignancies represents an unprecedented use of UNO as an immunotherapeutic up to 50,000 parts per million. These data were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Key Opinion Leader Event held in conjunction with the 2024 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

The Company also reported a case of relapsed/refractory Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) in which the subject showed no evidence of malignancy in a satellite lesion 21 days following UNO treatment and a corollary, rapid and durable clinical resolution of radiation-induced dermatitis.

The immune biomarker data at Day 21, following a single 5 minute dose of UNO 50,000 ppm, demonstrated increases in dendritic cells, cytotoxic T-cells, central memory T-cells and a favorable increase in the M1/M2 ratio. Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) also showed a 54% decrease. In the 25,000 ppm cohort, the same stimulatory immune biomarkers were upregulated. UNO was generally well tolerated with primarily Grade 1 related toxicities. One Grade 3 adverse event was deemed a dose limiting toxicity in the 50,000 ppm cohort resulting in the expansion of the cohort to six total subjects.

The Phase 1b trial has been submitted to the Israeli Ministry of Health (IMOH) and upon regulatory approval will enroll up to 20 subjects with prior exposure to anti-PD-1 antibody that have either progressed, not achieved a response, or have prolonged stable disease ( 12 weeks) on single agent anti-PD-1 without radiographic evidence of continued tumor reduction. Subjects enrolled in the Phase 1b trial will be treated with the UNO + anti-PD-1 combination upon completion of the Phase 1a trial.

“We are excited to present first-in-class data that demonstrate the potential of UNO to induce a clinically meaningful response in a subject with triple-negative breast cancer who was highly refractory to standard of care therapy, with complete resolution of the radiation-induced dermatitis. The safety profile and promising anti-tumor activity observed in this Phase 1a study provide a strong foundation to advance UNO in the clinical setting,” said Jedidiah Monson, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Beyond Cancer. “We look forward to future results of the planned Phase 1b trial in combination with PD-1 inhibitor therapy and potentially expand its application to other cancer types.”

About UNO Therapy for Solid Tumors
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, with tumor metastases responsible for approximately 90% of all cancer-related deaths. Current cancer treatment modalities generally include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. Ultra-high concentration Nitric Oxide (UNO) therapy is a completely new approach to preventing relapse or metastatic disease. In vitro murine data show that local tumor ablation with UNO stimulates an anti-tumor immune response in solid tumor cancer models. Beyond Cancer, Ltd. believes that UNO has the potential to prevent relapse or metastatic disease with as little as a single 5-minute treatment and with limited toxicity or off-target effects.

About Nitric Oxide
Nitric Oxide (NO) is a potent molecule, naturally synthesized in the human body, proven to play a critical role in a broad array of biological functions. In the airways, NO targets the vascular smooth muscle cells that surround the small resistance arteries in the lungs. Currently, exogenous inhaled NO is used in adult respiratory distress syndrome, post certain cardiac surgeries and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn to treat hypoxemia. Additionally, NO is believed to play a key role in the innate immune system and in vitro studies suggest that NO possesses anti-microbial activity not only against common bacteria, including both gram-positive and gram-negative, but also against other diverse pathogens.

About Beyond Cancer, Ltd.
Beyond Cancer, Ltd. is a development-stage biopharmaceutical and medical device company utilizing ultra-high concentration nitric oxide (UNO) via a proprietary delivery platform to treat primary tumors and prevent metastatic disease. Nitric oxide at ultra-high concentrations has been reported to show anticancer properties and to potentially serve as a chemosensitizer and radiotherapy enhancer. A first-in-human study is underway in patients with solid tumors. Beyond Cancer is also conducting preclinical studies of UNO in multiple solid tumor models to inform additional treatment protocols. For more information, visit

Forward Looking Statements
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Matt Johnson, Head of Corporate Development & Strategy
Beyond Cancer, Ltd.

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