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Saul N. Weingart, Elizabeth Brown, Peter B. Bach, Kirby Eng, Shirley A. Johnson, Timothy M. Kuzel, Terry S. Langbaum, R. Donald Leedy, Raymond J. Muller, Lee N. Newcomer, Susan O’Brien, Denise Reinke, Mark Rubino, Leonard Saltz, and Ronald S. Walters

candidates. Safety issues include the lack of checks and balances to avoid medication errors, possible lack of patient adherence, and a shift in the responsibility for managing a potentially complicated oral regimen to the patient. The risks and benefits of

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Jerald P. Radich

. Thus, Dr. Radich stressed the importance of patient adherence to treatment, and that the NCCN Guidelines recommend evaluating adherence whenever a milestone is not reached. Furthermore, investigators in the ADAGIO study evaluated nonadherence to

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Michelle Moskal and Neeharika S. Makani

III patients. Adherence to adequate pre and post- operative evaluation including labs (CBC, CMP, CEA) and imaging was between 74-93%. Curative surgeries with adequate negative margins and at least 12 lymph nodes for staging were performed in 79-100% of

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Rudolph M. Navari, Erminio Bonizzoni, Rita Wickham, and Rebecca Clark-Snow

with decreased acute-care use related to delayed CINV, and minimizing the risk for suboptimal patient adherence to antiemetics.

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Lucille A. Leong

professional satisfaction are more satisfied with their medical care. 6 Conversely, physician burnout and dissatisfaction are associated with poorer patient adherence to treatment plans. 7 This fact has led some to declare that physician wellness, like rates

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Emily H. Castellanos, Sheau-chiann Chen, Hillary Drexler, and Leora Horn

mechanism of action, many of these agents require once- or twice-daily oral administration, or weekly intravenous administration, which requires patient adherence for optimal effectiveness. The impact of low-grade AEs and the frequency of drug administration

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Kuang-Yi Wen

therapies, such as oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, has been consistently reported, 2 compromising treatment outcomes. Optimizing patient adherence and monitoring and managing toxicities from oral cancer therapies

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Joseph A. Greer, Jamie M. Jacobs, Nicole Pensak, Lauren E. Nisotel, Joel N. Fishbein, James J. MacDonald, Molly E. Ream, Emily A. Walsh, Joanne Buzaglo, Alona Muzikansky, Inga T. Lennes, Steven A. Safren, William F. Pirl, and Jennifer S. Temel

because patients often must manage symptoms and adverse effects on their own. Patient adherence to the prescribed dose and frequency of oral agents for cancer is vital to treatment efficacy. Poor adherence is associated with disease progression and worse

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Allan C. Halpern and Sanjay K. Mandal

. Brady MS Oliveria SA Christos PJ . Patterns of detection in patients with cutaneous melanoma . Cancer 2000 ; 89 : 342 – 347 . 31. Oliveria SA Dusza SW Phelan DL . Patient adherence to skin self-examination. Effect of nurse intervention

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Elizabeth J. Cathcart-Rake and Kathryn J. Ruddy

. This study, coupled with prior work by Hershman et al, 7 showing that insurance status is correlated with lower patient adherence to hormonal therapy, suggests that inadequate prescription coverage influences the therapies received by patients with