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March 19, 2014
08:06 EDTEXASExact Sciences announces DeeP-C study results published
Exact Sciences announced that results from its DeeP-C clinical study have been published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The peer-reviewed study, “Multi-target Stool DNA Testing for Colorectal-Cancer Screening” will also appear in the journal’s April 3 print issue. The company said, "In our clinical study, the data show that Cologuard, the multi-target stool-based DNA test, is highly sensitive in detecting colorectal cancer and higher risk pre-cancerous polyps in a large, diverse average-risk patient population and has the potential to be an important screening tool.” The Exact Sciences Cologuard screening test is an investigational device currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is not available for sale in the U.S. The FDA’s Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee is scheduled to review Exact Science’s PMA application for Cologuard on March 27.
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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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