Clay Siegall Leads Seattle Genetics to Cancer Cures

Clay Siegall has dedicated his life to finding cures for cancers. He obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics and worked in the pharmaceutical and cancer research industries until he founded his company, Seattle Genetics. Siegall and his company were recently profiled in an article published by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Seattle Genetics has great hopes for its commercialized drug, Adcetris, which is being tested in trials combating different types of lymphomas. Adcetris, in 2015, had earned the company $226 million in the United States of America and Canada. This year sales are expected to be in a similar range. The partner of Seattle Genetics is Takeda Pharmaceutical which sells the drug in other countries. Siegall is testing 12 additional drugs the company has developed. Seattle Genetics is expanding and is begginng a hiring campaign at its Seattle location. The company plans on hiring 100 additional employees in the U.S. and 20 additional hires at its facility in Switzerland. Seattle genetics currently has more than 800 employees.
Clay Siegall’s sense of dedication should be a model to all Americans. He has proven that with determination and study an individual can achieve great results that benefit mankind. Certainly, the discovery of a single cancer remedy is of great importance. Siegall knew at an early age that science was the direction for his life and cancer research was his intended area of study and work. If funds for the sciences were more readily available in high school programs and schools could concentrate more on science education rather than satisfying those parents promoting pseudo-science creation myths, we would be further along in our quest to improve everyone’s health and lives.
A country is only as good as the people we send into the workforce who want to improve our lives through scientific endeavors. We should not be a society only out to get the most money, the biggest house, and the fastest car for ourselves, but a society that wants to discover scientific truths to improve our fragile world.

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