NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,573 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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collective patient perspective
(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.