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Jan 16, 2020
As the world’s leading organization of oncology professionals who care for people with cancer, ASCO believes it is critical to understand what the public, including patients, think of, expect, and need from the nation’s cancer care system.
Jan 14, 2020
Wherever we live, whatever we do for our day jobs, we have a responsibility to be politically aware and politically engaged.
Jan 09, 2020
What had just happened in an examination room that led to that truly intimate moment in the small space of the elevator? 
Jan 08, 2020
The December holidays are always a hard time for my patients, and as a result, for me and my health care team. It’s hard to feel so depleted when there is so much pressure to be festive and merry.
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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.

Apr 24, 2018
Providing access to patients has to go beyond the traditional hospital and clinic setting. Enlisting the community centers and leaders in which people trust and earning their trust as expert health care providers is an invaluable combination.
Mar 14, 2018
If we want our patients to have the best possible health outcomes, we need to make sure that their caregivers are also being cared for.
Oct 19, 2017
We have a responsibility to design clinical trials that reflect our patient mix, and to offer hope to all of our patients rather than a select few.
Sep 15, 2017
When a new patient comes to see you about a cancer diagnosis, think about the invisible things they may be carrying to the visit, such as fear, anxiety, sleepless nights, financial worries, and concern for their loved ones.
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.

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