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The purpose of this study is to describe adherence to 3 oral anticancer treatment: i) a chemotherapeutic regimen with capecitabine (alone or in association with lapatinib), ii) or sunitinib an tyrosine kinase inhibitor, iii) or an non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. Moreover, this study is aimed at evaluating the feasibility to use a " Medication Event Monitoring System " (MEMS®) in order to assess adherence of an oral anticancer treatment delivered by dispensary pharmacy.
Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Evaluation of adherence to 3 oral anticancer treatment using a " Medication Event Monitoring System "
Centre Jean Perrin
Centre Jean Perrin
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:57-0400
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An internationally recognized set of published rules used for evaluation of cancer treatment that define when tumors found in cancer patients improve, worsen, or remain stable during treatment. These criteria are based specifically on the response of the tumor(s) to treatment, and not on the overall health status of the patient resulting from treatment.
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Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action.
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