phase II clinical trial

Pronunciation: (fayz … KLIH-nih-kul TRY-ul)

A study that tests whether a new treatment works for a certain type of cancer or other disease (for example, whether it shrinks a tumor or improves blood test results). Phase II clinical trials may also provide more information about the safety of the new treatment and how the treatment affects the body.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2015-09-29