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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Estudio clínico

Clinical study (KLIH-nih-kul STUH-dee)
A type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease. Also called clinical trial.

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