prospective cohort study

Definition / meaning of prospective cohort study

A research study that follows over time groups of individuals who are alike in many ways but differ by a certain characteristic (for example, female nurses who smoke and those who do not smoke) and compares them for a particular outcome (such as lung cancer).

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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