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NCI Thesaurus Source Information

Web site:
http://ncit.nci.nih.gov/

Authority
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Thesaurus is produced by NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS). EVS is a collaborative effort of the NCI Office of Communications and the NCI Center for Bioinformatics. The EVS provides a set of services and resources, including NCI Thesaurus and NCI Metathesaurus, that facilitate the standardization of terminology across the Institute and the larger biomedical community.

Purpose
The NCI Thesaurus is a reference terminology and biomedical ontology.

Description
NCI Thesaurus covers vocabulary for cancer-related clinical care, translational and basic research, and public information and administrative activities.

NCI Thesaurus provides definitions, synonyms, and other information on nearly 10,000 cancers and related diseases, 17,000 single agents and related substances, and other topics related to cancer and biomedical research. Its multidisciplinary team of editors add about 700 new entries each month.

NCI includes the following sources:

  1. NCI_BRIDG
  2. NCI_BioC
  3. NCI_CARELEX
  4. NCI_CDC
  5. NCI_CDISC
  6. NCI_CRCH
  7. NCI_CTCAE
  8. NCI_CTEP-SDC
  9. NCI_DCP
  10. NCI_DICOM
  11. NCI_DTP
  12. NCI_FDA
  13. NCI_GAIA
  14. NCI_GENC
  15. NCI_ICH
  16. NCI_JAX
  17. NCI_KEGG
  18. NCI_NCI-GLOSS
  19. NCI_NCI-HL7
  20. NCI_NCPDP
  21. NCI_NICHD
  22. NCI_PI-RADS
  23. NCI_PID
  24. NCI_RENI
  25. NCI_UCUM
  26. NCI_ZFin

Audience
NCI Thesaurus is used by NCI and the biomedical community.

Update Frequency
NCI Thesaurus is updated monthly.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
NCI Thesaurus is updated annually in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. National Cancer Institute [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US). NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS); [cited 2014 Sep 05]. Available from: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/terminologyresources