NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,138 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- laboratory study
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- Research done in a laboratory. A laboratory study may use special equipment and cells or animals to find out if a drug, procedure, or treatment is likely to be useful in humans. It may also be a part of a clinical trial, such as when blood or other samples are collected. These may be used to measure the effect of a drug, procedure, or treatment on the body.