clinical cooperative group


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clinical cooperative group

Research A group–eg SWOG, ECOG–of health care institutions or investigators that collaborate to develop and implement common therapeutic protocols

clinical cooperative group

A network of clinicians and scientists who work together from widely separated locations to study and treat relatively rare diseases, e.g., certain forms of cancer. In cancer care, prominent clinical cooperative groups include the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG), and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG).
See also: group
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