Exact Sciences Announces Date for FDA Advisory Committee Meeting

MADISON, Wis.--()--Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee is tentatively scheduled to review the premarket approval application (PMA) for the company’s Cologuard stool-DNA-based, non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test on March 26, 2014. The date and details of the meeting are subject to confirmation by the FDA in a Federal Register notice.

Exact submitted the final module of its PMA for Cologuard on June 7, 2013. The application includes data from the company’s 10,000-patient, 90-site DeeP-C pivotal trial, one of the most extensive colorectal cancer screening studies ever conducted in the United States.

“We look forward to discussing with the panel members the DeeP-C clinical trial results and the value of colorectal cancer screening with Cologuard,” said Kevin T. Conroy, Exact’s president and CEO. “The scheduling of this advisory panel meeting marks another milestone in bringing Cologuard to market.”

About Exact Sciences Corp.

Exact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer. Stool-based DNA technology is included in the colorectal cancer screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.exactsciences.com.

Certain statements made in this news release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or other comparable terms. Forward-looking statements in this news release may address the following subjects among others: statements regarding the sufficiency of our capital resources, expected operating losses, anticipated results of our pivotal clinical trial, expectations concerning our ability to secure FDA approval of our Cologuard test, expected license fee revenues, expected research and development expenses, expected general and administrative expenses and our expectations concerning our business strategy. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors including those risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Contacts

Exact Sciences Corp.
Cara Tucker
Manager, Corporate Communications
608-284-5735

Release Summary

The FDA’s Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee is tentatively scheduled to review the PMA for Exact Science's Cologuard test on March 26, 2014.

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Contacts

Exact Sciences Corp.
Cara Tucker
Manager, Corporate Communications
608-284-5735