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Term of the Day

Natural History Study

A natural history study is a preplanned intended to track the course of the disease. Its purpose is to identify demographic, genetic, environmental, and other variables (e.g., treatment modalities, concomitant medications) that correlate with the disease’s development and outcomes. Natural history studies are likely to include patients receiving the current standard of care and/or emergent care, which may alter some manifestations of the disease.


Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM )

The Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) is a software system that helps manage and automate the randomization of study participants to different treatment groups, as well as the supply and distribution of study drugs or other investigational products.