About PLATON

Welcome to the website of the PLATON network.

Prof. A. Vogel

Prof. S.-E. Al-Batran

PLATON is a network of German physicians which aims to improve the individualized, targeted therapy for patients in different cancer entities by bringing together molecular profiles, clinical data and study information. PLATON is conducted as an epidemiological platform trial organized under the patronage of the AIO – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie.

The key feature of PLATON is a shared infrastructure, where participating physicians view molecular profiling and clinical data of their patients and additionally have the opportunity to introduce currently recruiting clinical trials on their study-sites in Germany. The information exchange created by this interactive platform makes it possible to increase the likelihood that patients will be treated with the best possible individualised therapy and included in appropriate ongoing clinical trials.

To further increase the information content and thus achieve the best possible results,   PLATON provides the opportunity to conduct Next Generation Sequencing for patients of participating physicians in certain sub-studies.

After an independent review, participating physicians can become PLATON investigators, allowing them to use the growing data sets for the evaluation of predictive and prognostic impacts of molecular alterations as well as analysis of other endpoints.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the PLATON network. To become a participating physician please click here.

Sincerely yours,

In the name of all investigators

Prof. A. Vogel and Prof. S.-E. Al-Batran