Adherence to anti-hormonal therapy in breast cancer patients
Background: Adherence to prescribed medical treatments is often suboptimal in patients with asthma or hypertension. Results from observational studies indicate that long term adherence to adjuvant anti-hormonal therapy such as tamoxifen is low also in breast cancer patients. To date, these issues have not been addressed in large population-based materials in Sweden.
Project goals/aims: To asses adherence and examine if observed inequalities in breast cancer survival can be explained by social differences in adherence to anti-hormonal therapy.
Material: Quality Registers on Breast Cancer in Central Sweden (Stockholm area and Uppsala/Orebro), the Register of Prescribed Pharmaceuticals and other databases.
The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research/Regional Research Council of Central Sweden.