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[bioontology-support] [BioPortal] Feedback from Michele LeNoue-Newton

Michael Dorf mdorf at
Fri Feb 28 14:09:12 PST 2020

Hi Michele,

Thank you for your email. The version of NCIT we host in BioPortal is provided to us directly by the NIH/NCI staff. I’ve CCd Gilberto Fragoso from NIH/NCI, who has been in charge of maintaining the BioPortal version of NCI Thesaurus. It looks like a new version (20.02d) of the ontology was uploaded to us recently (2/24/20). I hope Gilberto can offer some light on what changes have been introduced since the previous version (20.01d).

Sorry, I couldn’t be more helpful, but Gilberto should be able to offer some assistance with your concerns.



Michael Dorf
Chief Software Architect
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Stanford Biomedical Informatics Research
mdorf at<mailto:mdorf at>
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M: 650-995-4374

On Feb 28, 2020, at 8:03 AM, support at<mailto:support at> wrote:

Name: Michele LeNoue-Newton

Email: michele.l.lenoue-newton at<mailto:michele.l.lenoue-newton at>



The latest version of the NCIT released in the BioPortal and used in applications like REDCap appears to be incomplete. It no longer contains many critical terms, including major disease classifications (Melanoma, Lung Adenocarcinoma) or single drug entities (carboplatin, cisplatin).

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