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  • Case Control Studies
    A case control study is one that compares two groups retrospectively.For example, people who developed a disease might be compared with a group of people who have not. The researcher will look at whether there is any difference in the two groups in their previous exposure to possible risk(...)
  • Case report form
    A case report form is a paper or electronic data entry form used in clinical trials. It is used by sites taking part in clinical trials (such as hospitals) to collect data about each trial participant. All the data on each individual taking part in a clinical trial, including information on(...)
  • Causal relationship
    Is the relation between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the effect is a direct consequence of the cause.
  • Causation
    The relationship between an event or situation and a possible reason or cause.
  • CBER
    Centre within the US FDA that regulates biological products for human use. http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CBER/"
  • Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    Centre within the US FDA that regulates biological products for human use. http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CBER/"
  • Centralised procedure
    The centralised procedure is a process for obtaining marketing authorisation for a medicine in the EU. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) oversees the centralised authorisation procedure for human and veterinary medicines. This procedure results in a single marketing authorisation, granted by(...)
  • Centre of Excellence in Personalised Medicine
    Division of the Canadian Cardiology Institute of Montreal that promotes personalised medicine. http://www.cepmed.com/"
  • CEPMED
    Division of the Canadian Cardiology Institute of Montreal that promotes personalised medicine. http://www.cepmed.com/"
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control
    Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control
  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses medicines to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is used along with surgery, radiation therapy, or biological therapy. It works by stopping or slowing the rapidly growing cancer cells. However, chemotherapy can also harm healthy cells that(...)
  • Chronic Condition
    A chronic condition is a long-lasting disease that can be controlled but not cured. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months.Common chronic diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and diabetes. In(...)
  • CMC
    Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control
  • CP
    The centralised procedure is a process for obtaining marketing authorisation for a medicine in the EU. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) oversees the centralised authorisation procedure for human and veterinary medicines. This procedure results in a single marketing authorisation, granted by(...)
  • CRF
    A case report form is a paper or electronic data entry form used in clinical trials. It is used by sites taking part in clinical trials (such as hospitals) to collect data about each trial participant. All the data on each individual taking part in a clinical trial, including information on(...)

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