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Aug 10, 2017
In a divisive time, I look to my patients and see that there is more that unites us than divides us, and this is worth celebrating.
Aug 03, 2017
The line of thinking that women can do without their breasts only makes breast cancer treatment easier for us as physicians, not for our patients. When it's your own body, every organ is vital.
Aug 03, 2017
The program is now available for this year's Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. Dr. Richard L. Schilsky invites you to join this unique event on September 24-25 in Alexandria, VA.
Aug 03, 2017
When accommodating the needs of an anxious patient, some would suggest that I am aiding and abetting a maladaptive coping style and that I am not helping him at all. But for me, this is the definition of patient-centered care.
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Prateek Mendiratta, MD

Prateek Mendiratta, MD, is pursuing a clinical fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, after 8 years working in community oncology. He will be focusing on the management of patients with genitourinary malignancies and development of eventual clinical trials and research for this patient population. He has worked in multiple different practice settings and has a strong desire to use the medical narrative to help improve the patient experience. Follow Dr. Mendiratta on Twitter @cancerdocinevo.

Aug 04, 2017
Never doubt that your voice and time matter when it comes to trying to change the world in a positive way. We as a community can come together and really make a difference, and you can see it firsthand any weekend in almost any city across the country.
Jun 26, 2017
Good communication isn’t learned overnight. It takes many years of watching and modeling mentors who are blessed with this subtle skill, as well as training and practice.
May 08, 2017
In oncology, we cannot define our victories by cure, but by the quality of life we are able to provide for our patients.
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?

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