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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.

Apr 18, 2017
I want to thank and pay tribute to the oncology nurses who are a true blessing and essential to providing exceptional care for my patients.
Mar 23, 2017
We may never be able to completely eliminate anxiety and stress before and after scans, yet we can definitely make a difference by confronting scanxiety upfront.
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.

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