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  • EC
    An Ethics Committee is an independent body made up of a range of individuals including medical or scientific professionals and non-medical or non-scientific members (e.g. patients or lay members). An Ethics Committee may operate within an institution, or it may be national, or supranational or(...)
  • EGFR
    Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
  • Elements to Assure Safe Use
    Elements to Assure Safe Use
  • Eligibility
    Eligibility in medicines development usually refers to the requirements that participants must meet in order for them to have the possibility of being selected to participate in a clinical trial. The requirements (criteria) will typically contain not only elements which allow participation(...)
  • ELSI
    Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
  • Endocrine Therapy
    Endocrine therapy, or hormone therapy, is a therapy that adds, blocks, or removes hormones in order to treat a disease. For certain conditions (such as diabetes or menopause), hormones are given to adjust low hormone levels. Hormones can also be given to block the production of natural(...)
  • Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
    Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
  • Epigenetics
    Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene activity (expression) that do not involve changes in the underlying DNA sequence (genotype). Epigenetic changes are a regular and natural occurrence, but they can also be influenced by several factors – including age, environment/lifestyle, and(...)
  • Equity considerations
    An assessment of how adoption of the new therapy might impact measures of fairness within the health system. For example, will the therapy lead to more benefits for people who are socially or economically disadvantaged?
  • ERC
    Ethical Review Committee
  • ETASU
    Elements to Assure Safe Use
  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
    Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications
  • Ethical Principles
    Ethical principles exist both to protect the research participants and to ensure the integrity of the research. There are various codes and regulations which guide ethical research today, including the Declaration of Helsinki, although a number of common principles exist.The World Medical(...)
  • Ethical Review Committee
    Ethical Review Committee
  • Ethics Committee
    An Ethics Committee is an independent body made up of a range of individuals including medical or scientific professionals and non-medical or non-scientific members (e.g. patients or lay members). An Ethics Committee may operate within an institution, or it may be national, or supranational or(...)

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