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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Estudio ciego único

Single blind study (SING-gul blind STUH-dee)
A type of clinical trial in which only the doctor knows whether a patient is taking the standard treatment or the new treatment being tested. This helps prevent bias in treatment studies.

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