β€œOne 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 & COVID: What you Need to Know about Vaccination

Get Dr. Dan's medical perspective about key points that cancer patients and survivors need to know about COVID and vaccinations.


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COVID-19 and Cancer: What If My Hair Has Grown Faster Than My White Blood Cell Count?

Just over three months ago I celebrated the end of cancer treatment. My hair has grown in, the steroid puffiness has eased, and I feel a lot more like the old me. On the outside. I know that my body, my immune system has still needed time to heal and recover from the trauma of cancer and cancer treatment. It still needs more time.


COVID-19 and Cancer: Are Blood Cancer Survivors Facing a Greater Risk?

Coronavirus has stoked my fear of cancer + mortality yet again. It has given me the same sense of dread – that lead, metallic feeling in the middle of your chest – that I had the following hours and days after hearing that I was diagnosed with cancer.