NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,506 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- collective patient perspective
- listen (kuh-LEK-tiv PAY-shunt per-SPEK-tiv)
- An understanding of the disease experiences of many patients and the ability to describe this collective experience separately from a person’s own disease experience. In cancer research, a collective patient perspective may help scientific researchers develop clinical trials that help meet the needs of more patients.