Dan Platt, MD

“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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Cancer Research and You:  Real-World Stories from Research Participants

Cancer Research and You: Real-World Stories from Research Participants

Cancer research exists to save lives, improve the quality of life for the cancer community, and change healthcare for the better. We heard the perspective of cancer survivors, like you, that have participated in different types of cancer research. There is more to cancer research. Read our stories of what it means to be a cancer research participant and how you can influence real change.


Navigating Blood Cancer Program Summary

Navigating Blood Cancer Program Summary

Jennifer Wilson and Crissy Kus, from LLS, shared about how LLS can help navigate blood cancer diagnoses. Jennifer shared how her team at the Information Resource Center helps direct patients and caregivers to the resources that can most appropriately aid them with their needs & questions. Crissy gave us a thorough overview of CAR-T Therapy, one of the newest treatment options for blood cancers.


Cancer Research and You: Your Experience Empowers Change

Cancer Research and You: Your Experience Empowers Change

In this event we discuss clinical trials, their importance in advancing cancer care, how you can find clinical trials and common misconceptions about them.


Cancer Research and You: Understanding Clinical Trials

Cancer Research and You: Understanding Clinical Trials

In this event we discuss clinical trials, their importance in advancing cancer care, how you can find clinical trials and common misconceptions about them.


How To Find Cancer Clinical Trials And Care Team Next Steps

How To Find Cancer Clinical Trials And Care Team Next Steps

Learn how to find more sources for active cancer clinical trials (aside from ClinicalTrials.gov) and how to jot down appropriate information to bring to your care team.


How To Find Active Cancer Clinical Trials Using NCI's Database

How To Find Active Cancer Clinical Trials Using NCI's Database

This resource is a step-by-step guide on how to find active clinical trials using the National Cancer Institute's database of trials.


Is a Cancer Clinical Trial Right For You?

Is a Cancer Clinical Trial Right For You?

Get some details on whether a cancer clinical trial is right for you, including questions to answer and the need to gather as much information about where you're at in your cancer treatment journey.


Cancer Clinical Trials: Basics Explained (Phases & More)

Cancer Clinical Trials: Basics Explained (Phases & More)

Get the basics of cancer clinical trials explained by Dr. Dan in language you can understand. Phases are an important thing to know about - learn about all three in this resource.


What is a Cancer Clinical Trial and a Common Misconception

What is a Cancer Clinical Trial and a Common Misconception

Get Dr. Dan's medical perspective about cancer clinical trials and why they're so important to help advance cancer treatments.