CEO of NantHealth Patrick Soon-Shiong Quotes Collection

Successful businessman who is also known as African-born American surgeon, professor and researcher, entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist Patrick Soon-Shiong quotes & sayings.

Patrick Soon-Shiong quotes

  • I want to do transformational work to actually fix the world.
  • I have an obligation to use what I know to try to bring real, usable medical science to every doctor and bedside and patient.
  • The pancreas is by far the most complex organ in the body.
  • The foundations and the intent of the Affordable Care Act are laudable. The way it’s being implemented is a disaster.
  • It’s unconscionable that cancer patients get the wrong diagnosis 30 percent of the time and that it takes so long to treat them with appropriate drugs for their cancer.
  • Every patient is a consumer, and every consumer is a potential patient. What NantWorks is doing is building the world the way Da Vinci saw it, and augmenting every frame a human being sees as they work, live and play.
  • I’m a physician. I’ve been blessed with ideas and resources to use technology to make the world a better place. That’s what I would like to leave behind.
  • We need to think of chronic disease, hypertension, cancer, like H1N1. In fact, there’s an epidemic of chronic disease.
  • You don’t inherit cancer; you actually get it.
  • We need to and must protect privacy. But I think that people will be willing and even eager to share medical information about themselves for the greater good of mankind.
  • Baseball is like cricket, and I grew up in a country where they had cricket. So I understand cricket, soccer and basketball. I played basketball at the club level and a little bit in college, so thats why Im a basketball fanatic.
  • I’m truly passionate about basketball. I’m not as passionate about baseball as I am about basketball, but I watch baseball and I watch football. I love sports in general.
  • I think of L.A. as truly the melting pot. It’s basically a mini-country unto itself.
  • I was working with stem cells as part of a NASA programme. We realised that the science of stem-cell proliferation was also fundamental to cancer cells when cancer enters the phase of metastasis.
  • I like to look for patterns in science and life. It’s what I do.
  • I love doing a lot of things I’m told I can’t do. I think that’s what drives me and keeps me awake every day.
  • Cancer is really a slew of rare diseases. Lung cancer has 700 sub-types, breast cancer has 30,000 mutations which means that every cancer in its own right is a rare disease. Sharing data globally in this context is really important from a life-threatening perspective.
  • You’d believe that a patient with hypertension, if you know you have hypertension or diabetes, you would take your drug every day. The compliance rate is more like 30% or 40%. Which means that 60% of patients don’t take their drugs, and they actually go into these crises, end up in the hospital.
  • The foundations and the intent of the Affordable Care Act are laudable. The way it’s being implemented is a disaster.
  • I have an obligation to use what I know to try to bring real, usable medical science to every doctor and bedside and patient.
  • The pancreas is by far the most complex organ in the body.
  • We need to and must protect privacy. But I think that people will be willing and even eager to share medical information about themselves for the greater good of mankind.
  • I’m a physician. I’ve been blessed with ideas and resources to use technology to make the world a better place. That’s what I would like to leave behind.
  • What we discovered, counter-intuitively, is that when you start killing a cancer cell, one of the things it does in order to survive is to spread even further. It causes itself to form new blood vessels. We’ve termed this ‘reactionary angiogenesis.’
  • It’s unconscionable that cancer patients get the wrong diagnosis 30 percent of the time and that it takes so long to treat them with appropriate drugs for their cancer.
  • We’re really going after truly creating sustainability of a disease-free state, creating a complete system for managing cancer patients for life, so that you can manage from onset of disease all the way through.
  • It was really an easy decision for me to be a part of the Lakers. It’s priceless. It is one of the few places where I truly get lost in the joy of the moment of that game. All of the stresses and all the responsibilities are gone.
  • If you look upon chronic diseases as an epidemic, and you see that the chronically ill are the poor, then you see that this issue of the uninsured is not really a moral but a financial obligation to change health care.
  • I am convinced that in order for you, as a patient, to be protected, it has to be transparent, evidence-based, objective information. Not self-serving information. Not pharma-driven information. Not ad-driven information. It is transparent, objective, evidence-based information

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