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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms Source Information

Web site:
//www.cancer.gov/dictionary

Authority
The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) produces the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.

Purpose
The dictionary supports the communication of information useful to scientists, clinicians, patients, and the public.

Description
The dictionary is a terminology of approximately 7,729 non-technical language terms related to cancer and medicine.

Audience
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms is employed by researchers, clinicians, patients, and the public, using Cancer.gov web pages and other institutions and web sites.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms is updated annually as part of the NCI Thesaurus in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. National Cancer Institute [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute (US); [cited 2014 Dec 04]. NCI Dictionaries; [cited 2014 Dec 04]. Available from: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/terminologyresources/ncidictionaries; NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary