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Leveraging Mobile Health for the Improvement of Oral Chemotherapy Adherence among Women with Non-metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Cancer Type
Breast Cancer
Trial Phase
18 Years and older, Female
Study Type
Health services research
Protocol IDs
EU5395-21 (primary)
Study Sponsor
Emory University Hospital/Winship Cancer Institute


This clinical trial evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile health device in improving oral chemotherapy adherence in women with triple negative breast cancer that has not spread to other places in the body (non-metastatic). A mobile health device, called SMRxT smart pill bottle may help doctors to remind patients to take medicine on time and monitor their symptoms.


I. Feasibility.
II. Acceptability.
III. Capecitabine/Xeloda adherence.

I. Symptom burden.
II. Patent physician communication.
III. Quality of life.
IV. Self-efficacy for managing symptoms.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.

GROUP I: Patients receive a SMRxT smart pill bottle, report symptoms weekly, and receive reminders for missing or incorrect dose for standard of care 3-week capecitabine/Xeloda treatment cycles.

GROUP II: Patients receive standard of care.

After completion of study, patients are followed up for 90 days after the initiation of capecitabine/Xeloda.


  1. Age >= 18 years
  2. Non-metastatic triple negative breast cancer
  3. English speaking
  4. New or existing prescription for capecitabine/Xeloda who get it filled at the Emory Specialty Pharmacy (within the first 3 cycles of use)
  5. Willingness and ability of the subject to comply with study procedures
  6. Have a mobile phone with text message
  7. Evidence of an online informed consent indicating that the subject is aware of the risk and benefits of study participation
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