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March 18, 2014
17:11 EDTEXASExact Sciences' Cologuard shows 'unprecedented' rates of cancer detection
According to the Mayo Clinic, results of a clinical trial of Cologuard show unprecedented rates of precancer and cancer detection by a noninvasive test. The detection rates are similar to those reported for colonoscopy. The results were published in the March 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Cologuard was co-developed by Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences. Cologuard, is a noninvasive sDNA test for the early detection of colorectal precancer and cancer. The clinical trial, called the DeeP-C study, included 10,000 patients and was designed to determine how well Cologuard detects precancer and cancer. The study also compared Cologuard to the fecal immunochemical test for occult blood. The study was conducted at 90 medical centers throughout the United States and Canada. According to the Mayo Clinic's website, the release is under embargo until March 19, at 5:00 pm ET, though it was visible on the "News Resources" section of the site. As of 5:00 pm ET on March 18, the post appeared to have been removed. Shares of Exact, which gained $1.29, or 9.82%, to close at $14.42 during today's session, are up an additional $1.09, or 7.56%, to $15.51 in after hours trade. Reference Link
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January 28, 2015
15:32 EDTEXASExact Sciences announces Norton Healthcare to adopt Cologuard
Exact Sciences announced Norton Healthcare is the first healthcare system in Kentucky to offer Cologuard, the first and only FDA-approved noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer. Cologuard makes it easy for average risk patients 50 years and older to get screened at their convenience and in the privacy and comfort of their own home without having to worry about taking time off work to prepare for an invasive procedure. “Norton Healthcare is proud to be the first healthcare provider in Kentucky to offer this important new advancement that can help increase screening compliance for colon cancer,” said Dr. Thomas Woodcock, an Oncology Specialist with the Norton Healthcare Cancer Institute. “The decision to offer this at-home screening tool reflects the commitment of the Norton Cancer Institute to lead the way in innovative cancer care and prevention.”

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