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clinical trial

[¦klin·i·kəl ′trīl]
(medicine)
A research study used to find better ways to treat individuals with a specific disease, patients are evaluated after being administered a new treatment or drug.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It offers patients from across the North East and Cumbria access to early drug trials and potential new treatments, including immunotherapy drugs that are proving very effective for some cancers, which would otherwise be extremely difficult to treat.
More than 200 people from all over the world who have the APP gene or another genetic mutation causing Alzheimer's, are participating in the drug trial. Regular tests and procedures include:
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BIRMINGHAM could be the centre for a huge push to find a cure for leukaemia within the next 30 years - if a local charity manages to raise enough cash to fund exclusive life-saving drug trials.
Time in current job: Since 1989 - but has been administering child drug trials since 1976.
Jasper Wireless has enabled Arrowhead Electronic Healthcare to provide a wireless eDiary solution for patients participating in a 13-month drug trial being conducted in 20 countries around the world.
FDA guidance recommends that drug sponsors include elderly persons in clinical drug trials, and FDA regulations require that the drug sponsors report clinical drug trial data by age.
Gary Greenberg's essay provides an accurate accounting of what happens when one volunteers to be a subject in a drug trial. His recounting of events, however, does not support the diagnosis he received.
A nine-year-old British girl suffering from a rare premature ageing disease is to undergo a pioneering drug trial in the United States next week in a bid to prolong her life expectancy.
The most familiar example of this experimental design is the clinical drug trial, in which one pharmaceutical compound is tested against a placebo to determine whether it is effective in achieving a specifically defined outcome.
But Gutman stressed that samples taken during the drug trial that could later be tested for biomarkers need to be saved in a stable and clearly documented manner.