Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced it has completed patient enrollment in its DeeP-C pivotal trial for colorectal cancer screening. The study enrolled more than 12,700 patients at sites in the United States and Canada.
“A patient-friendly test that detects cancer and advanced polyps early may well have a significant impact in the fight against colorectal cancer.”
The DeeP-C study, one of the largest of its kind, is evaluating the accuracy of the company's stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test, comparing it to traditional screening methods. It is being conducted among a population of patients between the ages of 50 and 84 at average risk of colorectal cancer. The results of the DeeP-C trial are expected to form the basis for submitting the non-invasive test for Pre-Market Approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"We are pleased to have completed enrollment for one of the largest and most scientifically rigorous colorectal cancer screening trials ever implemented," said principal study investigator Thomas Imperiale, M.D., professor of medicine and associate director for research for the division of gastroenterology at Indiana University School of Medicine. "A patient-friendly test that detects cancer and advanced polyps early may well have a significant impact in the fight against colorectal cancer."