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NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT)
September 2016

Release 2.7 features

This release of the NCI Metathesaurus (NCIm) Browser migrates to the new LexEVS 6.4 API along with a few minor updates and bug fixes.

Features include:

NCIM-224 - Migrate to LexEVS 6.4

NCIM-223 - Replace NCI_MetaThesaurus by NCI Metathesaurus in hyperlinks.

NCIM-225- Suppress properties with at least one property qualifier STYLE=AUI, or STYLE=RUI.

NCIM-230 - Updates to UI per the new NCI branding guidelines


Bugs Fixed Since Last Release

NCIM-221- Unable to search on codes with colons

NCIM-227 - NSC code hyperlink is broken.


Known issues


NCIM-106 - View in Hierarchy shows more than 5 parent levels above the concept.

NCIM-107 - MSH Hierarchy nodes reporting incorrectly

NCIM-111 - Wrong hyperlink for Hugo (HGNC) Concepts

NCIM-116 - Changing the Source in the Simple Search box will change the viewed source in the concept details.

NCIM-194 - Contains is not the default search once User select other filters for searching

This is a caching issue within a user's browser. This issue can be fixed by a user setting their internet browser to clear the cache upon startup of the browser.

The help page currently lists that the 2.7 release of the Metathesaurus Browser is running LexEVS 6.3 when actually it is running on LexEVS

CORE Product Dependencies

This product (internally) relies on LexEVS 6.3 APIs for access to NCI Metathesaurus data. Refer to LexEVS for details.

Release History




NCI Metathesaurus Browser v1.0


Initial release

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v1.1


Upgrade to LexEVS 5.1

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v1.2


Advanced Search

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v2.0


Upgrade to LexEVS 6.0

NCI Metathesaurus Browser v2.107/2012Fixes from 2.0 release
NCI Metathesaurus Browser 2.205/2013Error handling and 508 compliance fixes
NCI Metathesaurus Browser 2.301/2014Upgrade to LexEVS 6.1
NCI Metathesaurus Browser 2.404/2014Extends Advance Search capabilities
NCI Metathesaurus Browser 2.501/2015Tech Stack and LexEVS 6.2 updates.
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