Question: (Closed) help with understanding the words "clinical trial enrollment" in paper
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5.2 years ago by
Korea, Republic Of
mangfu100710 wrote:


I read paper which is name "Whole-exome sequencing and clinical interpretation of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples to guide precision cancer medicine". 

In the text, I don't understand the words that "clinical trial enrollment".

it appears in below sentence.

"Prospective application of this platform in patients with a range of tumor types indicates that this approach can be used for both biological discovery and clinical trial enrollment."

I know the clinical trail but in above case, a word "enrollment" is added to clinical trial. so the word clinical trial enrollment is very strange to me.

I hope you understand my questions. I am very beginner in this field.

I am looking forward to your reply.

Thank you


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.2 years ago by Chris Evelo10.0k • written 5.2 years ago by mangfu100710

Hello mangfu100!

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ADD REPLYlink written 5.2 years ago by Daniel Swan13k
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5.2 years ago by
Devon Ryan92k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan92k wrote:

What this means is that one could use this technology to find candidates suitable for a particular clinical trial (suitable in that they have some genetic characteristic that's desirable for a compound's efficacy). "Enrollment" is just the "act of enrolling", which just means to register for something.

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