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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Doble ciego

Double-blinded (DUH-bul BLINE-ded)
A clinical trial in which the medical staff, the patient, and the people who analyze the results do not know the specific type of treatment the patient receives until after the clinical trial is over.

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