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Courtney Williams, DrPH, on Cancer Survivors: Working Together to Improve Patient Adherence

2021 ASCO Quality Care Symposium

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Courtney Williams, DrPH, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses the costs associated with cancer survivors who don’t take their medications and cites the need for research to better understand whether residing in an urban or rural area may affect prescription adherence, and what interventions might help increase drug adherence and improve health outcomes.



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