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Exact Sciences: Paul Clancy

Exact Sciences has appointed Paul Clancy as a Class I member of its board. In connection with his appointment, Clancy was also named to the board's audit and finance committee.

Clancy has more than 30 years of experience in financial management and strategic business planning, and served as the executive vice president and CFO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals from July 2017 to November 2019. Prior to joining Alexion, he served in several positions at Biogen, including executive VP of finance and CFO. Before Biogen, Clancy spent 13 years serving in a variety of financial and general management positions at PepsiCo. 

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