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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Normas de práctica clínica

Clinical practice guidelines (KLIH-nih-kul PRAK-tis GIDE-linez)
Guidelines developed to help health care professionals and patients make decisions about screening, prevention, or treatment of a specific health condition.

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