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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


biostatistics  listen  (BY-oh-stuh-TIS-tix)

  The science of collecting and analyzing biologic or health data using statistical methods. Biostatistics may be used to help learn the possible causes of a cancer or how often a cancer occurs in a certain group of people. Also called biometrics and biometry.

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