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Personalis: James Azzaro

Personalis has appointed James Azzaro to the newly created position of VP of diagnostic sales. Prior to joining Personalis, Azzaro held a number of other clinical oncology commercial leadership roles, including national sales director with Guardant Health. Prior to that he was oncology regional sales director at Myriad Genetics. Most recently, he served as chief commercial officer for Predicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business communications from New Hampshire College.

The Scan

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