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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Protección de los seres humanos

Protection of Human Subjects (proh-TEK-shun HYOO-mun )
Laws set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to protect a person from risks in research studies that any federal agency or department has a part in. Also called 45 CFR 46, 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 46, and human participant protection regulations.

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