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Oral Medication Adherence Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Before and Following Use of a Smartphone-Based Medication Reminder App.

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Summary of "Oral Medication Adherence Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Before and Following Use of a Smartphone-Based Medication Reminder App."

This study evaluated oral medication adherence among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer during a trial of a smartphone-based medication reminder application (app).

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Name: Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology
ISSN: 2156-535X
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