ICDC Terminology Files

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Enterprise Vocabulary Services (EVS) and ICDC have collaborated in this effort and EVS will house and maintain terminology to support the efforts of ICDC. This data supports research into the feasibility of pet dogs with spontaneous cancers as models of human disease to evaluate new drugs, immunotherapeutic agents and treatments for further development for human cancer patients.

There are two sets of files available for download; the Data Model Terminology and the ICDC Breeds Terminology. The ICDC Data Model Terminology contains terminology representing the data categories and values are collected by ICDC and other sources that submit their data into ICDC. The ICDC Breeds terminology contains terminology representing breeds of interest divided into the American Kennel Club (AKC), Foundation Stock Service (FSS), Miscellaneous (MISC) and Mixed Breed. These files are available for download from the NCI EVS ftp site (http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/ICDC/)  in two formats, an excel spreadsheet and a text file. A Changes.txt file is published monthly and contains all changes that have been made to ICDC Terminology files in the current production version of the NCIt when compared to the most recently posted previous file. A letter precedes the data that has changed from the previous version; "A" precedes a New Term for that subset, "C" precedes any modification to a concept, "D" precedes a term that has been deleted.


ICDC Data Model Terminology

ICDC Data Model Terminology The collection of the ICDC Data Model property terminology in Microsoft Excel 2003 format.
ICDC Data Model Terminology The collection of the ICDC Data Model Terminology in tab-delimited text.
ICDC Data Model Terminology Changes  Changes between the current and most recent version of the ICDC Data Model Terminology in a tab-delimited text file.
ICDC Data Model Terminology Version  The current version of the NCI Thesaurus which contains the posted terminology.

ICDC Data Model Terminology spreadsheet column headers:

Spreadsheet Column Content Description
Subset Code The unique identifier assigned to the ICDC subset concept. NCIt Codes are unique strings that begin with a C and are followed by a series of digits.
Subset Preferred Term The name of the terminology set.
Concept Code The NCIt concept code attached to the NCIt PT concept.
NCIt Preferred Term The preferred term (PT) chosen by the NCIt staff that unambiguously describes the concept.
NCIt Definition A text definition of the term created by subject matter experts at the NCIt.
ICDC Preferred Term The preferred term utilized by ICDC directly or by an ICDC subsource.
ICDC Synonym The synonym utilized by ICDC directly or by an ICDC subsource.
CDISC Preferred Term The preferred term(s) utilized by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC).
Has ICDC Value Code The NCIt code(s) that is an acceptable value for an ICDC attribute (Property).
ICDC PT for Has ICDC Value The ICDC PT for the concept(s) that is an acceptable value for an ICDC attribute (Property).

Previous versions of the ICDC Data Model Terminology files can be found on the following website (http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/ICDC/ICDC_Data_Model_Terminology/Archive)


ICDC Breeds Terminology

ICDC Breeds Terminology The collection of NCIt-ICDC Terminology subsets in spreadsheet format.
ICDC Breeds Terminology The collection of NCIt-ICDC Terminology subsets in tab-delimited text.
ICDC Breeds Terminology Changes  Changes between the current and most recent version of the NCIt-ICDC terminology in a tab-delimited text file.
ICDC Breeds Terminology Version  The current version of the NCI Thesaurus which contains the posted terminology.

ICDC Breeds Terminology spreadsheet column headers:

Spreadsheet Column Content Description
Subset Code The unique identifier assigned to the ICDC subset concept. NCIt Codes are unique strings that begin with a C and are followed by a series of digits.
Subset Preferred Term The name of the terminology set.
Concept Code The NCIt concept code attached to the NCIt concept./td>
NCIt Preferred Term The preferred term (PT) chosen by the NCIt staff that unambiguously describes the concept.
NCIt Definition A text definition of the term created by subject matter experts at the NCIt.
ICDC Preferred Term The preferred term utilized by ICDC directly or by an ICDC subsource.
ICDC Synonym The synonym utilized by ICDC directly or by an ICDC subsource.
ICDC Breed Code A numeric code assigned to the breed by ICDC.
UMLS CUI The Concept Unique Identifier (CUI) assigned by the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).
* These columns are only contained in the mapping files.

Previous versions of the NCIt-ICDC Breeds Terminology files can be found on the following website (http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/ICDC/ICDC_Breeds_Terminology/Archive)


Process

The database is reconciled the last Monday of every month; this is the database from which a production version is generated to correspond to the files posted on the ftp site. The files will be posted during the following two weeks.
N.B.: If there are no changes to the data for a particular month, the files will not be reposted.

Additional terms may be suggested at the Term Suggestion page; please indicate ICDC as the project.


Help requests on these files should go to NCIThesaurus@mail.nih.gov