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Mar 13, 2018
When I was first asked if I would chair the Cancer Control for Primary Care Course in Bhutan, I immediately exclaimed yes! And then I sheepishly went to look up where exactly Bhutan was on a map.
Mar 12, 2018
I was normal… once. Then I went to medical school. 
Mar 06, 2018
All of us have the power to impact health care policy. ASCO's Advocate of the Year explains how easy it is to get involved, and how we need to focus on long-term success.
Mar 06, 2018
Health care providers have a tendency to talk a lot; we are trained to ask questions, to give information, to provide advice and guidance. But if we just stop and let the silence fill the room we can learn so much from our patients. 
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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.

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.
Nov 09, 2016
When the word “cancer” is evoked and you are asked to see an oncologist, a flood of emotions can occur. Often you are even unsure of what questions to ask. I hope this blog will help create a quick reference sheet for a patient during their office visit.
Nov 08, 2016
I will never forget the first patient I lost as an attending. Yes, I know that is cliché, but first-time experiences always resonate in our minds.
Nov 06, 2016
I have always been inspired by the wonderful writers in the field of medicine. Their ability to share their journeys offers a glimpse through the window of a patient and doctor interaction.