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Keep up with the latest news from the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) and the data science communities.

The latest release from NCI’s Enterprise Vocabulary Services includes updates to SeroNet terminology, childhood neoplasm terminologies, as well as other standalone terminologies, ontologies, and mappings.

The latest updates for NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services include terminology sets for NCI’s Genomic Data Commons, CDISC’s Digital Data Flow project, and a new edition of the NCI Metathesaurus.

NCI Enterprise Vocabulary Services published the latest updates to NCI Thesaurus, which includes data supporting osteosarcoma for the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons and a new value set containing COVID-19 vocabulary.

Updates to NCIt, NCIm, and other terminologies/ontologies have been published and are now available. These resources, managed and maintained by NCI CBIIT’s Enterprise Vocabulary Service Team, promote harmonization and shared data standards. This latest update includes new data terms for the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons and the Integrated Canine Data Commons.

The new terminology for female reproductive neoplasms in NCI’s Thesaurus aligns with the latest World Health Organization standards. Other updates support CDISC’s standards and are intended to further facilitate the collection, management, and analysis of research data from human clinical trials and other studies.

The latest terminology additions and changes have now been completed in NCI Thesaurus to support CDISC’s Study Data Tabulation Model and implementation guide, a standard model for submitting data from human clinical trials.

Find terms from the NCI Thesaurus (NCIt) to include in your cancer research study, or learn what that term means for your data analysis, with a new browser, called EVS Explore. This tool builds on existing functionality available through the EVS Application Programming Interface and offers cancer researchers and data scientists a new, faster option for searching NCIt’s standardized cancer data.

Cancer researchers and data scientists can extract terms from the NCI Thesaurus (NCIt) and generate reports to show how those terms align with other standardized vocabularies with NCI’s new Report Exporter application.