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Apr 21, 2017
The new Education Council will ensure that ASCO’s educational goals and strategies match its programs, and will evaluate collaboration across ASCO’s education portfolio.
Apr 20, 2017
Get the most out of your experience at the ASCO Annual Meeting by making preparations and familiarizing yourself with the program and materials before you arrive in Chicago.
Apr 14, 2017
When faced with a suffering patient and family, it can be all too easy to blame yourself for their pain. Dr. Nasser Hanna encourages you to remember that the cancer is at fault, not you.
Apr 09, 2017
Every year, 400 physicians commit suicide. Nearly 10% of trainees have thought about it in the last two weeks. This is a serious problem that requires a fundamental culture change.
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Prateek Mendiratta, MD

Prateek Mendiratta, MD, is a clinical instructor in medicine at the Duke Cancer Institute. He is a community hematologist/oncologist  practicing at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, NCl. He treats adult patients with underlying solid tumors and malignant and benign hematological conditions. He has worked in multiple difference practice settings and has a strong desire to use the medical narrative to help improve the patient experience. Follow Dr. Mendiratta on Twitter @cancerdocinevo.

Nov 21, 2016
When we are at the bedside, eye to eye with the patient and their families, we can do more than any website, journal, or even Dr. Google can to help our patients understand their cancer and their treatment.
Nov 12, 2016
A medical clinic is not set up for those who take their time, and efficiency is important. But in the short time we have for each patient visit, we must make an effort to be truly present with that person.
Nov 09, 2016
When the word “cancer” is evoked and you are asked to see an oncologist, a flood of emotions can occur. Often you are even unsure of what questions to ask. I hope this blog will help create a quick reference sheet for a patient during their office visit.
Nov 08, 2016
I will never forget the first patient I lost as an attending. Yes, I know that is cliché, but first-time experiences always resonate in our minds.
Nov 06, 2016
I have always been inspired by the wonderful writers in the field of medicine. Their ability to share their journeys offers a glimpse through the window of a patient and doctor interaction.

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