Clay Siegall is a well-known figure when it comes to cancer and fighting it. He has been passionate about fighting cancer and this is evident in his founding of Seattle Genetics. This is a firm that is interested in the creation of drugs that will deal with diseases that have not been combated in so many years. Dr. Seagall went to the University of Maryland where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He, later on, went to George Washington University where he did his Ph.D. in genetics.
When he started this firm in the year 1997, Dr. Seagall has been part of a team that has been working to improve the health sector by making better drugs that will deal with various diseases effectively. Through his limitless efforts to make his firm be a great success, they were able to create a first antibody drug that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration board. This is a board that gives the mandate to make sure that human and drugs by animals are safe for consumption to avoid any creation of counterfeit drugs. They also deal with food and other products that may be harmful to humans.
With the antibody drug developed by Seattle Genetics, most manufacturers of drugs have been seen to use this drug to create more drugs. This has been by far a very successful experiment by Dr. Seagall’s team whereby over 25 drugs have been discovered using that sample by his firm. His firm has also been seen to be a very important player in the research done for cancer.
The former methods used by most cancer treatment centers which include the use of chemotherapy systematically should be done away with according to Dr. Siegall. He says that the use of these old therapies will be overtaken by the use of drugs which are seen to be effective. Dr. Clay Siegall was mainly inspired by his passion for getting treatment for diseases. This was the reason why he started his Seattle Genetics drug research firm.
With the harsh methods used like chemotherapy, dangerous side effects emerged and most led to deaths of patients. Loss of lives because of treatment and not cancer was something that Dr. Seagall himself had an issue with and most people would.