Terms starting with T
The target enrollment is the number of participants that investigators intend to enroll in a clinical study in order to reach the planned sample size. Target enrollments are set so as to meet the statistical and scientific objectives of a clinical study. (CDISC)
The target population refers to the type/nature of participants for which the treatment is intended. For example, a clinical study of a new diabetes treatment would most likely be tested on diabetics.
Telehealth refers broadly to electronic and telecommunications technologies and services used to provide care and services when the patient and clinician are not in the same physical location.
Telemedicine refers broadly to electronic and telecommunications technologies and services used to provide care and services when the patient and clinician are not in the same physical location.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is an Act of Congress that protects the privacy of personal health information. The Act regulates the way certain healthcare groups, organizations, or businesses handle individually identifiable health information (also known as protected health information).
The National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN)
National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) is a collection of organizations and clinicians that coordinates and supports cancer clinical trials at more than 2,200 sites across the United States, Canada, and internationally. NCTN provides the infrastructure for National Cancer Institute-funded treatment and primary advanced imaging trials to improve the lives of people with cancer.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program provides funding, guidance, and technical assistance to various programs to help design and implement impactful, strategic, and sustainable plans to prevent and control cancer.
Therapy is medical care given to a patient to mitigate or cure an illness, injury, or reduced health status. (CDISC)
Tissue banking securely and privately stores tissue samples from biopsies for use in future studies. As science advances, new questions can be answered by examining banked tissues in different ways. This speeds cancer research, as the process of reexamining banked tissue is much more efficient than collecting new samples from patients. (SUTC)
Total dose is the amount of medicine or radiation treatment administered to a participant or test subject over a period of time.
Translational research is when researchers integrate results from various clinical study sources (e.g., basic research, patient-oriented research, population-based research). The goal is to improve the health of the public by looking at diseases and conditions from various different perspectives.
Treatment is medical care given to a patient to mitigate or cure an illness, injury, or reduced health status. (CDISC)
Treatment benefit is the impact of treatment as measured by survival or a clinical outcome assessment of how patients feel or function. (CDISC)
Treatment Emergent Adverse Event
A treatment emergent adverse event is a event that happens during treatment, having been absent pretreatment, or worsens relative to the pretreatment state. (CDISC)
Treatment trials evaluate treatments or combinations of treatments, including new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy.
A trial site is the location at which clinical study activities are conducted.
Triple-blinded studies are those in which knowledge of the treatment assignment(s) is concealed from the people who organize and analyze the data of a clinical study, as well as from clinical study participants and investigators. (CDISC)