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Mar 24, 2017
When everyone around you is telling you that you are overworked and on the verge of burnout, it's time to listen, reflect, and take action for your own well-being.
Mar 20, 2017
When the basics of cancer control are not in place, should we discuss targeted agents and immunotherapy in resource-constrained settings?
Mar 16, 2017
I tend to be cautious with the word cure, because sometimes that is the only thing that patients hear.
Mar 16, 2017
ASCO soundly opposes President Trump’s budget outline, which would cut $6 billion from the National Institutes of Health.
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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 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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