Today, I attended and presented at the 35th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Along with discussing our preliminary 2016 results and Cologuard, I shared more about the future of Exact Sciences.
Our goal as a company is to become synonymous with the early detection of cancer. We joined the fight against cancer with Cologuard, our stool DNA-based colon cancer screening test. But our vision extends beyond colon cancer. We’ll use our experience with Cologuard to build our pipeline.
Through our partnership with Mayo Clinic, we're looking at tests to help detect the deadliest forms of cancer at the earliest, most treatable stages. Advanced diagnostics using DNA offer an enormous opportunity to positively impact lives and reduce costs on the healthcare system.
How will we get there? The Exact Sciences pipeline will be built on the Cologuard platform, known as DNA methylation.
Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic has identified proprietary methylation markers for most major cancers.
This is certainly an exciting time in health care, and Exact Sciences is proud to be on the front lines in the fight against cancer. For more on our pipeline, you can view my entire J.P. Morgan Health Care Conference presentation below.
Cologuard was approved by the FDA in August 2014 and results from Exact Sciences' prospective 90-site, point-in-time, 10,000-patient pivotal trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2014. Cologuard is included in the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016) and the American Cancer Society's (2014) colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Stool DNA is included in the combined screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society/U.S. Multi-Society Task Force/American College of Radiology (2008), the American College of Gastroenterology guidelines (2009) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2016). Cologuard is indicated to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at average risk for colorectal cancer. Cologuard is not for everyone and is not a replacement for diagnostic colonoscopy or surveillance colonoscopy in high-risk individuals. False positives and false negatives do occur. Any positive test result should be followed by a diagnostic colonoscopy. Following a negative result, patients should continue participating in a screening program at an interval and with a method appropriate for the individual patient. Cologuard performance when used for repeat testing has not been evaluated or established. For more information about Cologuard, visit www.CologuardTest.com. Rx Only.
About Exact Sciences Corp.
Exact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the early detection and prevention of the deadliest forms of cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.exactsciences.com, follow Exact Sciences on Twitter @ExactSciences or find Exact Sciences on Facebook.
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