Commonly Used Terms in Clinical Trials - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk

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The lists of eligibility criteria for clinical trials are often long and confusing. So are some terms used to describe the trial types, like dose-escalation, dose-expansion, maximum effective dose, and most effective dose.

Below are links to dictionaries that provide good definitions for and explanations of common terms used in cancer research. When in doubt, contact your doctor or the research team if you have a question about the goals of a study or whether you meet the eligibility criteria.

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