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Cancer Genetics has appointed Edward Sitar as its new CFO, effective April 1.

Sitar joins the company from Aetna subsidiary Healthgen, where he held the same role. He was also CFO at ActiveHealth Management, Cadent Holdings, and Bioscrip.

Sitar replaces outgoing Elizabeth Adkins Czerepak, whose resignation from the position will be effective March 31.

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