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Seeking success in the fight against cancer

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

 

There was a time when it was thought that HIV would be the menace of the 21st century, then, scientists found ways to manage it and suppress the infection, even before cancer. Today, cancer is still one of the leading causes of death and the fact that a new type of cancer seems to get discovered every few days does not make things any better. There are many scientists who have dedicated their lives towards making sure that cancer is managed within the century. One of these scientists is Clay Siegall. Twenty years ago, he started a company by the name of Seattle Genetics hoping that he could get a cure for the problem. Two decades later, he has achieved quite a commendable level of success in what he set out to do.

Clay Siegall had worked in the biotechnology sector for very many years before he started his own company. He had always been passionate about getting treatments and therapies that could help with the treatment of cancer. When he started Seattle Genetics, he put together a team of the people he thought were the best suited to help with the laboratory research. The success of the team was realized when their first treatment for the menace was approved by the FDA. Currently, the medicine is on sale in many countries and the sales are predicted to rise to new levels this year. The success of the company is also the reason it has been listed on NASDAQ, and the company is still trying many new and better treatments for different types of lymphomas.

The sales of the first drug that he has approved hit the quarter of a million dollars mark last year and the company hopes that this year, they will make even better sales. The drug is now retailing in more than 60 countries which shows how effective many medical practitioners around the world have found it. The long term goal of the company is making sure that all the other 12 treatments that are still in the clinical stage get approved and that they achieve even better results in the treatment of cancer.