NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,444 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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informed consent
(in-FORMD kun-SENT)
A process in which patients are given important information, including possible risks and benefits, about a medical procedure or treatment, genetic testing, or a clinical trial. This is to help them decide if they want to be treated, tested, or take part in the trial. Patients are also given any new information that might affect their decision to continue. Also called consent process.