TyrNovo, a Kitov company, to Present Preclinical Data at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

Combined treatment of TyrNovo's NT219 with targeted cancer drugs overcame acquired resistance of colon, lung, and head-and-neck cancers in PDX models

Kitov Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ and TASE: KTOV), today announced that TyrNovo Ltd., a company majority-owned by Kitov, will present preclinical data on TyrNovo's anti-tumor resistance drug candidate NT219 in a poster session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017, to be held April 1-5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hadas Reuveni, TyrNovo's founder and chief technology officer, will discuss recent promising results demonstrating NT219's efficacy in patient-derived xenograft models (PDX) in mice.

NT219 is a small molecule that blocks two feedback pathways highly involved in drug resistance, IRS and STAT3. Combined treatment of NT219 with drugs targeting EGFR, such as Tagrisso™ and Erbitux®, overcame acquired resistance of colon, lung, and head-and-neck cancers in PDX models.

Details on the poster presentations are as follows:

Title: Comprehensive high-throughput screen for combination therapies to block acquired resistance to targeted drugs

Session: PO.ET04.05 - Reversal of Drug Resistance

Location: Section 6

When: Monday, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Poster Board Number: 1190 / 5

About TyrNovo

TyrNovo Ltd. is developer of novel small molecules in the oncology therapeutic field which is majority owned by Kitov Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ/TASE: KTOV). TyrNovo is developing NT219, a potential oncology combination product. NT219 is a small molecule that presents a new concept in cancer therapy. In combination with various approved oncology drugs, NT219 demonstrated potent anti-tumor effects and increased survival in various cancer models, including sarcoma, melanoma, pancreatic, lung, ovarian, head & neck, prostate and colon cancers. Its mechanism of action is through the prevention of acquired resistance in tumors and by regression of resistant tumors. For more information on TyrNovo please visit http://www.tyrnovo.co.il.

About Kitov Pharmaceuticals

Kitov Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ/TASE: KTOV) is an innovative biopharmaceutical drug development company. Leveraging deep regulatory and clinical-trial expertise, Kitov's veteran team of healthcare professionals maintains a proven track record in streamlined end-to-end drug development and approval. Kitov's flagship combination drug, KIT-302, intended to treat osteoarthritis pain and hypertension simultaneously, achieved the primary efficacy endpoint for its Phase III clinical trial and its New Drug Application for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently being prepared for submission. By lowering development risk and cost through fast-track regulatory approval of novel late-stage therapeutics, Kitov plans to deliver rapid ROI and long-term potential to investors, while making a meaningful impact on people's lives. For more information on Kitov, the content of which is not part of this press release, please visit http://www.kitovpharma.com.

Tagrisso™ is a trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.

Erbitux® is a registered trademark owned by or licensed to Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.

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