Clay Siegall: A Cancer Research Icon

Cancer research has been going on for many years but yet there is still no cure. We all keep hoping that someday there will be a cure not only for cancer but for all diseases. We know there are so many people researching each and every day to find the perfect combination that will do exactly what we need it to do without having the bad side effects of other drugs or treatments. Clay Siegall is leading a team of 900 plus researchers in finding a cure for cancer.

In July 2017, an article titled “From Pharm to Market at Seattle Genetics” was written. It gives a outstanding description of what is going on at Seattle Genetics. Basically, this article is saying that Seattle Genetics deals with the development of an advanced antibody that attaches and injects itself into cancer cells, killing the cancer cells. This drug is named Adcetris which treats Hodgkin lymphoma. If you would like to read the full article, go to

Who is Clay Siegall?

Dr. Clay Siegall is a man who holds a B.S. Degree in Zoology and a PhD in Genetics. Since he started his career, he has been most passionate about helping cancer patients. He began his career as a Senior Research Investigator at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. From there he was promoted to Principal Scientist. Moving on to the National Cancer Institute, Clay Siegall was a Staff Fellow and a Biotechnology Fellow. He also worked at the National Institute of Health.

In addition to his well rounded education and work experience, he also holds 15 patents and has more than 70 published scientific articles. Clay Siegall serves on the Board of Directors of Alder Biopharmaceuticals, the Board of Governors for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is a Director for Mirna Therapeutics. He received two awards; in 2012 the Pacific Northwest Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2013 University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math, and Natural Sciences.

Overall, Dr. Clay Siegall is a well rounded, highly respected man who is passionate about helping people who are living with cancer.