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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Consejo de vigilancia de datos e inocuidad

Data and Safety Monitoring Board
An impartial group that oversees a clinical trial and reviews the results to see if they are acceptable. This group determines if the trial should be changed or closed. Also called DSMB.

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