NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,779 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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consecutive case series
(kun-SEH-kyoo-tiv kays SEER-eez)
A clinical study that includes all eligible patients identified by the researchers during the study registration period. The patients are treated in the order in which they are identified. This type of study usually does not have a control group.