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NCI (NCI Thesaurus) - Synopsis

Search NCI in the UMLS Metathesaurus
(requires a free UMLS license)

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_ACC_AHA
  2. NCI_BRIDG
  3. NCI_BRIDG_3_0_3
  4. NCI_BRIDG_5_3
  5. NCI_BioC
  6. NCI_CBDD
  7. NCI_CDC
  8. NCI_CDISC-GLOSS
  9. NCI_CDISC
  10. NCI_caDSR
  11. NCI_CELLOSAURUS
  12. NCI_CRCH
  13. NCI_CTCAE
  14. NCI_CTCAE_3
  15. NCI_CTCAE_5
  16. NCI_CTDC
  17. NCI_CTEP-SDC
  18. NCI_CTRP
  19. NCI_CARELEX
  20. NCI_DCP
  21. NCI_DICOM
  22. NCI_DTP
  23. NCI_EDQM-HC
  24. NCI_FDA
  25. NCI_GAIA
  26. NCI_GDC
  27. NCI_GENC
  28. NCI_ICDC
  29. NCI_ICH
  30. NCI_INC
  31. NCI_JAX
  32. NCI_KEGG
  33. NCI_NCI-GLOSS
  34. NCI_NCI-HGNC
  35. NCI_NCI-HL7
  36. NCI_NCPDP
  37. NCI_NICHD
  38. NCI_PCDC
  39. NCI_PI-RADS
  40. NCI_PID
  41. NCI_RENI
  42. NCI_UCUM
  43. 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