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Judith Wolf

Provista Diagnostics has appointed Judith Wolf as chief medical officer. In this role, Wolf will guide the continued clinical progress of the company's flagship breast cancer diagnostic product Videssa Breast. She joins Provista from Vermillion where she served as chief medical officer. Wolf has also worked as a professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a clinical professor of the Division of Clinical Education at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves as chairman of the medical and scientific advisory board of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

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