“One small way I am personally contributing to education is through sharing my take on academic and industry articles, using my medical background to boil down the jargon and pull out the benefits of the news for you.”

- Dan Platt, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Our Deskside with Dr. Dan section highlights cancer news in a way you can understand! Dan Platt, M.D. pulls the most relevant information out of the medical news and puts it into the correct context so that you can understand its importance for your disease.

Our goal is to share relevant medical news, information about clinical trials, and key takeaways from recent FDA approvals so that you can feel informed and empowered to get the best treatment possible.

Deskside with Dr. Dan articles are not offering medical advice but are created to provide information to empower decisions. You should always consult your oncology team with any questions that you might have.


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FDA approves Onureg (azacitidine tablets) for acute myeloid leukemia

Get Dr. Dan's medical opinion about the approval of Onureg (azacitidine tablets) and its impact for acute myeloid leukemia treatment.

Lacey B.

The Beast is Back, and it Will Eventually Kill Me

Being terminal isn’t for the faint of heart. On August 1, 2017, just weeks before the start of my last year in graduate school, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia — an aggressive blood cancer. I was immediately hospitalized for treatment and on November 7, 2017, I received cells from an anonymous donor for an allogeneic stem cell transplant, a hope for a cure.