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NCI (NCI Thesaurus) - Synopsis


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_CTRP-SDC
  10. NCI_DCP
  11. NCI_DICOM
  12. NCI_DTP
  13. NCI_FDA
  14. NCI_GAIA
  15. NCI_GENC
  16. NCI_ICH
  17. NCI_JAX
  18. NCI_KEGG
  19. NCI_NCI-GLOSS
  20. NCI_NCI-HGNC
  21. NCI_NCI-HL7
  22. NCI_NCPDP
  23. NCI_NICHD
  24. NCI_PI-RADS
  25. NCI_PID
  26. NCI_RENI
  27. NCI_UCUM
  28. 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); [updated 2015 Jun 12; cited 2017 Oct 12]. Available from: https://www.cancer.gov/research/resources/terminology