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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Biometría

Biometrics (BY-oh-MEH-triks)
The science of collecting and analyzing biologic or health data using statistical methods. Biometrics may be used to help learn the possible causes of a cancer or how often a cancer occurs in a certain group of people. Also called biometry and biostatistics.

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