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Feb 24, 2017
Being fully present with her patients at work and with her family at home helps Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel be resilient and maintain her passion for oncology.
Feb 23, 2017
When the travel ban was announced, I worried for my patients and for my colleagues. I worried that medical care would be denied to international patients, including those who came to the U.S. for cancer care.
Feb 22, 2017
Making patients happy isn't just about doing whatever they ask. As health care professionals, we have an obligation to look out for their best interests.
Feb 17, 2017
BBCC5 offered didactic sessions with presentations on recent advances in breast cancer research and management and 1-hour tumor board sessions where a panel of experts and the audience discuss real cases of patients with breast cancer.
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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.

Feb 21, 2017
During our national meetings, when we describe cases with CT scans and labs, why don’t we take the next step and inivite patients to tell their stories in their own words?
Jan 10, 2017
When faced with a diagnosis of cancer, my patients and their families show more courage than I could ever have imagined.
Dec 12, 2016
As oncologists, we are shaped and molded by our patients. December is a perfect time to reflect on our patients and ourselves, with the hope that we will be able to improve our future.
Dec 02, 2016
Writing a prescription is the easiest part of we do in clinic. The harder part is truly understanding the financial burden a cancer diagnosis inflicts on patients and their families.
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.

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