Additional Support Program Via Text Messaging and Telephone-Based Counseling for Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Hormonal Therapy

This phase III trial compares an additional support program (text message reminders and/or
telephone-based counseling) with usual care in making sure breast cancer patients take their
endocrine therapy medication as prescribed (medication adherence). Medication adherence is
how well patients take the medication as prescribed by their doctors, and good medical
adherence is when patients take medications correctly. Poor medication adherence has been
shown to be a serious barrier to effective treatment for hormone receptor positive breast
cancer patients. Adding text message reminders and/or telephone-based counseling to usual
care may increase the number of days that patients take their endocrine therapy medication as
prescribed.

Intervention

Educational Intervention, Text Message-based Navigation Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Best Practice, Questionnaire Administration, Quality-of-Life Assessment

Condition

Anatomic Stage I Breast Cancer AJCC v8, Anatomic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8, Anatomic Stage III Breast Cancer AJCC v8, HER2 Negative Breast Carcinoma, Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Carcinoma, Invasive Breast Carcinoma, Prognostic Stage I Breast Cancer AJCC v8, Prognostic Stage II Breast Cancer AJCC v8, Prognostic Stage III Breast Cancer AJCC v8

Investigators

Katherine E. Reeder-Hayes, MD

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