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Treating Cancer Patients with Excitement: One Lovely Secret of Clay B. Siegall

by Chris Holden - May 9th, 2017.
Filed under: ADCETRIS.

Successful people seem to have some similar traits. One of these qualities is going about their daily routines with excitement. I find this also true of Clay B. Siegall. In fact, he personal divulged this fact in an interview he granted recently. He claimed to wake up early daily to attend to his cancer patients excitedly while at the same time praying inwardly for the discovery of better targeted drugs. What a beautiful heart this distinguish fellow is blessed with? He possesses one cardinal ingredient for success known as focus, but why make cancer patients the sole focus and how well has he been able to positively impact them?

 

One can deduce answers to these questions from his responses to questions during the above mentioned interview. He told the story of how his father had to battle with cancer for good 5 years before succumbing to the monster in death. Clay B. Siegall was only 24 when he lost his father and was yet to make up his mind on which branch of medicine to pursue. It was after this ugly incident that he decided to pick a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University with focus on targeted cancer therapies. Clay B. Siegall obviously decided to opt for this career line to forestall the repeat of what his father experienced in people’s lives; little wonder he does his job with joy and a sense of purpose.

 

Clay B. Siegall never welcomes idle moments. He had plied his trade in a number of companies and organizations before teaming up with like minds to set up Seattle Genetics. The National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute are some of the places he worked before joining Seattle Genetics. It must be noted that he co-founded Seattle Genetics and has been the company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman since inception in 1998.

 

The achievements of Clay B. Siegall in the treatment of cancer leave one gasping for breath, why not? For just one single man to have 15 patents to his credit; it is no mean feat. He has been honored times without number with both international and national awards. The 2012 Pacific Northwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is just one among numerous others.

 

I could go on mentioning the outstanding feats of Clay B. Siegall all day and still not exhaust everything he has achieved. While he begs for no appreciation, we owe him much more.

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