Before Mikhail Blagosklonny started Oncotarget, there was nowhere that oncologists could connect with each other. Instead of having a publication where they could all learn about the things that were going on with cancer and cancer research, they had to rely on simply learning the information from other sources. It made things hard on them, and it could have hindered some of the information they were all learning about the cure for cancer. Mikhail Blagosklonny saw this as a travesty because patients were possibly suffering as a result of oncologists not being able to connect. He wanted to change it, and Oncotarget was the answer he had.
He would create the publication and allow oncologists to connect with each other over the things that were going on. He wanted to show them what they could get to make things better no matter what was going on in the industry. One of the things he did was gather a lot of oncologists and have them all put the research together. This was helpful because they only had generalized publications to do that with in the past. Now, they would be able to include different types of information they had never had a chance to study in the past. They would also have the opportunities they needed to show people they could get better with the options they had.
All of it made sense and made it easier for them to get the help they need no matter what was going on in the industry.As things changed direction for the people who were a part of Oncotarget, Mikhail Blagosklonny made the choice to add other specialists. He allows them to use Oncotarget, but only so they will publish information relating to cancer. In fact, he recently learned about using anti-aging treatments for cancer from the publication. Now, there are many people who are in the industry using the research to help themselves find the perfect treatment option they need for all the people who they are trying to treat. The research has opened new doors for doctors and patients all around the country.