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John Marshall

Caris Life Sciences has appointed John Marshall as its chief medical officer. In this role, Marshall will direct the company's oncology research efforts, guide clinical strategies for innovative precision medicine and tumor profiling services, and continue to serve as chairman of the Caris Centers of Excellence for Precision Medicine Network. He currently serves as associate director for clinical care at the Georgetown Lombardi and chief of the division of hematology-oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Marshall is also the founding director of Georgetown Lombardi's Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancer.

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