Challenges of oral medications in patients with advanced breast cancer.

  title={Challenges of oral medications in patients with advanced breast cancer.},
  author={Frances M. Palmieri and Debra L. Barton},
  journal={Seminars in oncology nursing},
  volume={23 4 Suppl 2},
OBJECTIVES To list methods that nurses can use to monitor and ensure compliance with an oral agent for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. DATA SOURCES Published research articles, abstracts, and clinical experience. CONCLUSION Oral chemotherapeutic agents offer the advantages of patient control and less interference with administration and, frequently, improved tolerability profiles versus conventional infusion chemotherapy. However, there is the difficulty of ensuring optimal… CONTINUE READING

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