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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


quality assurance  listen  (KWAH-lih-tee uh-SHOOR-ents)

  A process that looks at activities or products on a regular basis to make sure they are being done at the required level of excellence. In clinical trials, quality assurance makes sure that all parts of the trial follow the law and the Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Also called QA.