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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Mean survival time (meen ser-VY-vul …)
The average time that patients in a clinical study remained alive. The time is measured beginning either at diagnosis or the start of treatment. Also called mean survival.



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