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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Empresa de Investigación por Contrato

Contract Research Organization (KON-trakt reh-SERCH OR-guh-nih-ZAY-shun)
A company hired by another company or research center to take over certain parts of running a clinical trial. The company may design, manage, and monitor the trial, and analyze the results. Also called CRO.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.