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International recognition for Dr. Clay Siegall for his research against cancer

 

Dr. Clay Siegall is a renowned doctor working in the field of biotechnology. He is the president and CEO of the company Seattle Genetics which is a leader in its line of work – the fight against cancer.

Dr. Clay Siegall is extremely involved in both the medical and the scientific world. He owns a blog on the famous WordPress blogging platform where he regularly shares the newest discoveries and breakthroughs in the medical and scientific world. He recently shared news about the preparations for the first Antarctic mission and news about the discoveries on the personal relationships between Neanderthals. Dr. Clay Siegall graduated from the George Washington University earning a PH. D. in Genetics. He founded his company Seattle Genetics in 1998 inspired by his passion for alleviating the sufferings of cancer patients. His medical career started before the formation of his company. He used to be a Senior Research Investigator at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. Later, he was promoted to Principal Scientist at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Institute. A few years after that Dr. Clay Siegall was promoted again and become became Staff Fellow and Biotechnology Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. His own company Seattle Genetics experienced great success under his skilled leadership. The company developed the first antibody-drug conjugates also known as ADCs. Another medication that Seattle Genetics is responsible for is ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin). The medication was FDA approved in 2011, and its distribution reached more than sixty countries all around the globe. There are 15 more patents that Dr. Clay Siegall owns.

Dr. Clay Siegall is not only dedicated to his research, but he single handedly fundraised almost 2 billion dollars in order to fund his company and continue to do research on other medications that may relieve the suffering of patients with cancer. For his exceptional accomplishments in his medical research and for his leadership of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Clay Siegall received the award Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math and Natural Sciences presented by the University of Maryland back in 2013. Dr. Clay Siegall is internationally recognized for his accomplishments and has inspired many.