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Feb 23, 2021
In their roles as patient advocates, Ms. Janine Guglielmino and Dr. Sue Friedman have observed growing patient confusion about breast cancer subtypes and the difference between acquired and inherited gene mutations.
Feb 18, 2021
This is a time of significant and multi-layered anxiety, especially for our patients living with and beyond cancer. 
Feb 11, 2021
"My motto is to stand up for all the people who face casual racism, sexism, and injustice, and my aim is to protect international trainees in medicine when it is my turn to be a mentor," Dr. Viju Chandrasekhar affirms as she shares a personal experience with bias based on her accent.
Feb 11, 2021
Our oncology training is shaped by those who devote their time to helping us turn our weaknesses into strengths, and all of us have a role to play as teachers.
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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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