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NCI_PCDC (Pediatric Cancer Data Commons) - Synopsis

Search NCI_PCDC in the UMLS Metathesaurus
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Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC) is a common core data dictionary and common governance structure spanning seven pediatric cancers: neuroblastoma, soft tissue sarcoma, acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, germ cell tumors, bone tumors, and Hodgkin lymphoma. This dictionary enables cross-disease research and sets a standard for future cancer data commons endeavors.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
PCDC is an updated source in each Metathesaurus release as part of the NCI Thesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS). [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); [cited 2021 Apr 13]. PCDC Terminology Files; [updated 2021 Mar 30; cited 2021 Apr 13]. Available from:
  2. Pediatric Data Commons [Internet]. Chicago (IL): University of Chicago; [cited 2021 Apr 13]. Available from: