Sunday, September 16, 2007

Latest update of Neoplasm Classification available

The latest version of the Developmental Lineage Classification and Taxonomy of Neoplasms is now available as a gzipped file at:

This Neoplasm Classification has been described at:

It contains 5,827 neoplasm classified concepts and 130,283 different terms (codes beginning with "C"). It is more than ten times larger than any other neoplasm classification.

In addition to specific neoplasm concepts, it also contains general neoplastic terms (coded as C0000000), inherited conditions associated with neoplasms (codes beginning with "S") and terms related to the stage or anatomic location of neoplasms (codes beginning with "ST").

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- Jules J. Berman, Ph.D., M.D.