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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Análisis de subconjuntos

Subset analysis ( uh-NA-lih-sis)
In a clinical study, the evaluation of results for some but not all of the patients who participated. The selected patients have one or more characteristics in common, such as the same stage of disease or the same hormone receptor status.

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