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Dr. Craig A. Dionne  is cofounder of Genspera where they develop cutting edge cancer treatments. They use a powerful plant derived molecule (cytotoxin) that works directly on tumors. He has 25+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and was responsible for oncology and neurobiology drug discovery programs.  His research has led to six issued patents and numerous scientific papers.

 

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/craig-dionne-genspera-interview/

 

GenSpera, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of promising, new therapeutics. They combine powerful insights and rigorous scientific methods to create new treatment options for patients.

 

Mipsagargin is in human clinical trials for patients with several different tumor types:

-Hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer

-Glioblastoma, or brain cancer

-Prostate cancer



The cutting-edge platform technology has the potential to work across a spectrum of drugs that precisely target different cancers.




GenSpera has a strong intellectual property portfolio and has been granted orphan drug status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead agent.

 

The generic name Thapsia is derived from the ancient Greek language and the island of ancient Thapsos in Sicily. The root of Thapsia garganica plant has a long history of being used in ancient traditional medicine. Theophrastus, the “Father of Botany” in ancient Greece, spoke of the laxative properties of the root and that it can also cause vomiting. The Algerians recognized that the entire plant was highly inflammatory and could leave scars, though they could make it into a plaster and use it as a pain-reliever.



Thapsia, commonly known as the “deadly carrot” because it was deadly poisonous to camels, is a small genus of poisonous plants in the family Apiaceae. Species of Thapsia are herbaceous perennials, growing 50 to 200 cm (about 1.5 – 6.5 feet) high and resemble the fennel plant. The inflorescences, or flower clusters, are large, regularly distributed umbels, similar in appearance to the ribs of an umbrella. The seeds have four wings, and are the main characteristic of the genus, which is distributed across the Mediterranean, on the Iberian Peninsula, and in North Africa.



The chemical compound thapsigargin has been isolated from Thapsia garganica. The active ingredient kills tumor cells by destroying their calcium balance.



Craig A. Dionne, PhD, is one of the founders and has served on our board since November 2003. He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including direct experience in identifying promising oncology treatments and bringing them through the clinic. He served for several years as VP Discovery Research at Cephalon, Inc. (now Teva Pharmaceuticals), a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for its oncology and neurobiology drug discovery and development programs.



Dr. Dionne also served as Executive Vice President at the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to extensive executive experience, Dr. Dionne's productive scientific career has led to six issued patents and co-authorship of many scientific papers. Dr. Dionne received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.

 

 

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 5:13am CDT

Caleb O’Dowd is one of the Top Direct Response Marketers and worked for 3 years shoulder to shoulder with the late Gary Halbert, a man widely considered one of the greatest direct response marketers and copywriters of his era.


Caleb then moved on to start his own direct response business in the nutritional industry, where he has created large volume marketing campaigns. He and his brother John started MultiChannelMarketing.com, where they help direct response companies optimize and grow their businesses in multiple channels, such as direct mail, magazines, newspapers, online, and more.

 

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Category:One Question - What Inspires You? -- posted at: 7:20am CDT

Amit Mehta was founder of Boost Software that he grew from zero to 11.6 million dollars within 3 years. He is the author of From Zero to $12million to BUST: Inc 5000 CEO Reveals How to Avoid These 9 Hidden Traps That Can Destroy Your Business.

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/amit-mehta-one-question-interview/

 

 

Amit Mehta, former CEO & Co-founder of Boost® Software, Inc.wrote: From Zero to $12 Million to Bust! Inc 5000 CEO Reveals How to Avoid 9 Hidden Traps that Can Destroy Your Business.

Amit talks about his once fast growing startup and pulls back the curtains on its successes, its failures, and its ultimate demise. He openly shares all of the mistakes and lessons he learned, as he grew his company from zero to $12 million in just a few years.

These lessons include how to: manage cash flow, negotiate contracts, and develop a winning strategy. He even touches on controversial topics, like how to split up equity with a business partner.

Amit Mehta is an author, speaker, blogger, and serial entrepreneur. Not only has Amit driven over $40 million in business through various ventures in the last 10 years, he is also a recognized authority in business and marketing strategy.

He has spoken over a dozen times at industry conferences and seminars, and helped countless individuals achieve success in their own businesses.

In 2008 Amit helped create a training program that detailed his affiliate marketing strategy. This training program inspired and educated over 20,000 students, and brought in over $6 million in revenue.

Amit co-founded Boost Software in 2010. He and his team struggled for 2.5 years to create and launch their flagship product. Once their flagship PC optimizer was launched, Amit took his company to 8-figures a year in revenue, within 18 months.

 

 

 

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Category:Big Mistakes & Big Lessons learned -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Dr. Craig A. Dionne  is cofounder of Genspera where they develop cutting edge cancer treatments.

He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has served for years at a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for its oncology and neurobiology drug discovery programs.

 

He has served as Executive Vice President at the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation and his research has led to six issued patents and many scientific papers.


They use a powerful plant derived molecule (cytotoxin) that works directly on tumors.

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/craig-dionne-one-question-inspires/

 

 

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Category:One Question - What Inspires You? -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Matthew Zachary Founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer which is the largest charity addressing young adult cancer. He is also the Founder of Instapeer, the first anonymous mobile matching platform for cancer patients and caregivers.

 

He was a concert pianist when he was diagnosed with brain cancer at 21.

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/matthew-zachary-stupidcancer-interview/

 

 

 

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Category:Inspiration & Overcome Challenges -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

 

Amit Mehta was founder of Boost Software that he grew from zero to 11.6 million dollars within 3 years.

 

He wrote the book From Zero to $12million to BUST: Inc 5000 CEO Reveals How to Avoid These 9 Hidden Traps That Can Destroy Your Business.

 

He also had a 6 million blogging business previously.

 

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/amit-mehta-one-question-inspires/

 

 

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Category:One Question - What Inspires You? -- posted at: 4:09am CDT

Dan Kuschell is founder of Growth to Freedom™, ProsperityBasedLiving.com, & creator of Millonaires Mindset. One of his many companies had over 175 employees and $25 milllion a year in sales.

He is an advisor and CEO of Piranha Marketing and Joe Polish’s Genius Network®.

 

He is the bestselling author of A Champion in the Making: Awaken the Champion Within Your Life, Business, and Relationships

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/dan-kuschell-growthtofreedom-interview/

 

 

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Category:Sales and Revenue -- posted at: 5:30am CDT

Lafe Larson is founder of Lafes Natural BodyCare. He started the company over 23 years ago with a 15K loan from his family and now has some of the top natural healthcare products online. He talks about some of the personal struggles on his journey.

 

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/lafe-larson-one-question-inspires/

 

 

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Category:One Question - What Inspires You? -- posted at: 5:30am CDT

Jay Samit has raised over 800 million dollars for startups; sold companies to Fortune 500 firms; taken companies public; and partnered with some of the world's biggest brands, including Coca Cola, Microsoft, and Apple, just to name a few.

 

He is the author of  DISRUPT YOU! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in
the Era of Endless Innovation.

 

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/jay-samit-disrupt-you-interview/

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

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