NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Exact Sciences today fell as much as 30 percent after the company announced top-line data from a pivotal clinical trial for its colorectal cancer screening test.

Amid heavy trading, shares of the Madison, Wis.-based firm dipped to as low as $6.93 from Wednesday's closing price of $9.97, after results from the trial, called DeeP-C, failed to meet some internal targets.

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