Clay Siegall concentrates on improving cancer survivability

The major cancer breakthroughs of the 20th century took place in the decades of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Prior to that, most people who got cancer had a very poor chance of surviving much more than about 1 year. The five-year survival rates for many types of cancers were dismally low, with nearly all patients who contracted those diseases dying prior to the end of that period.

That all began to change, with the advent of radiation and chemotherapy as viable means of treating certain types of cancer. In fact, nearly all cancer types benefited substantially from the development of chemotherapy and radiation. However, certain types of cancers, such as breast cancer, melanoma and colon cancer, saw dramatic improvements in survivability. This was doubly true with the refinement of surgical excision techniques, which began becoming a far more viable means of not just treating cancer but curing it.

However, the vast gains in survivability that were seen between the 1930s and 1960s were essentially confined to that era. Between approximately 1950 and 1990, few cancer types saw real gains in survivability. The stagnation was largely due to the vast majority of gains in survivability being attributable to the three major treatment breakthroughs of radiation, chemotherapy and improved surgical techniques. For many types of cancer, the five-year survival rates in 1990 were little different than they were in 1950.


Clay Siegall, one of the nation’s leading cancer researchers, decided to do something about the stagnation in the five-year survival rates of many types of cancers. In 1998, he founded Seattle Genetics, a company dedicated to developing new drugs for cancer subtypes that have not seen substantial mortality improvements over the last three to five decades.

The company’s first FDA-approved drug, ADCetris, is an antibody drug conjugate certified for the treatment of refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This innovative drug has dramatically improved patient outcomes for the subset of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma sufferers who are not responding well to first line treatments. With this drug, Dr. Siegall has saved thousands of lives.


A Unique Acquisition for Equities First Holdings

Equities First Holdings, one of the leading advisory and investment firms around the world, was first established in 2012 in London, United Kingdom, where today it has its central office. From the very beginning, Equities First Holdings has been geared at providing sound investment advice to its clients, and has, over the years, built a very substantial portfolio by doing this. Today, the portfolio of Equities First Holdings consists of many startup companies around the world, as well as some of the most prominent investment banks operating today. Equities First Holding was originally known as Meridian Equity Partners Limited, before being acquired by the company to which it shares its name today.

The merger between the two companies took Equities First Holdings to the next level, as there are now offices located around the world, in places such as Europe, Asia, as well as Australia. The merger also allowed for Equities First Holdings to increase their offices in the United States. Through Equities First Holdings’ rapid expansion, many of the branches of the company have seen an incredible increase in stability and have now been operating almost independently. The final step in creating the new Equities First Holdings was to pay back shares that were used as collateral for the initial deal. An announcement was recently made that those shares, which numbered 9,786,580, 1,500,000 of which were part of a reimbursement deal, would be returned to Mr. Joel Leonoff, of Paysafe Group PLC on May 2, 2017.

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Porfirio Sanchez Galindo: Scaling the Heights of Media

Entertainment sector is one of the most profitable sectors in the world today. This statement can be backed up with finality by one of the most sought after media company in Mexico and the world at large; Grupo Televisa. Grupo Televisa does not need any introduction its name precedes its reputation. However, what most people need to know about this company is the man behind this great success: Porfirio Sanchez Galindo.

Porfirio Sanchez Galindo is one of the most celebrated media personalities we have today. Competent and professional in the industry, Mr. Galindo has achieved more than what could ever have been expected of him. Galindo took the helm of leadership of Grupo Televisia in 2006 after working for a period of six years as the Chief of Staff in the Mexican Finance Ministry. Instead of joining World Bank, Porfirio took the Director General’s position in charge of economic analysis and special projects offered to him by Alfonso de Angoitia, Grupo Televisia’s Executive Vice president. Through commitment and hard work, Mr. Parfirio has been able to rise up the ranks to the position he holds now, the International Vice President in the editorial division.

The achievements enjoyed by Parfirio Sanchez and the company can be attributed his educational background and industry experience. Parfirio holds a Computer science degree from Carnegie Mellow University. In addition to this, he has other degrees from other institutions that included; Bachelors of Science, Applied Mathematics- ITAM and an Executive Business education degree- Stanford Graduate Business School.

About Grupo Televisa


Grupo Televisa is an international media conglomerate that is located in Mexico but enjoys presence in over 50 countries globally. It is under the strong leadership of Sanchez that this company has been able to enjoy huge success such as the YOO project. YOO is a marketing project that helps the company package and distributes TV and internet services in Mexico. This project has been able to bring a lot of success to Grupo Televisia making it unrivaled in the market.

Good leadership is the backbone of any successful business. Mr. Porfirio is proof of this. The next time you enjoy your favorite program at least you will be able to put a name behind the quality programs you are getting.