Decoding Clinical Trial Terms: Arms - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

Inside Clinical Trials

If you are considering enrolling in a clinical trial or are reading clinical trial results, you may see unfamiliar terms about different types of clinical trials. This month, we continue our series about clinical trial terms by discussing what an “arm” means and the difference between a “control” and “experimental” arm. The control arm often receives the standard of care. In Metastatic Trial Search, we use the term “groups” rather than “arms”.  

Last Modified on February 29, 2024



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