We are pleased to announce the release of an updated version of the Simulacrum containing two additional years of diagnostic data (2013 – 2017 diagnoses) and treatment follow up to March 2018.

This new version of the Simulacrum contains almost twice as many synthetic patients as the previous version and over 900,000 new tumours. The vital status of each synthetic patient is now simulated up to February 2019.

The data dictionary for this release (version 1.2017) is the same as the previous release. To download the new version, go to the download page.

Release comparison chart

  Simulacrum v1.1.0 (2015) Simulacrum v1.2.0 (2017)
Diagnosis years 2013-2015 2013-2017
Synthetic patients 1,322,100 2,200,626
Synthetic tumours 1,402,817 2,371,281
Stages 0 – 4 (including non-melanoma skin cancers) 821,454 1,402,070
Stages 1 - 4 659,948 1,137,676
Synthetic patients with SACT data 245,938 366,266
SACT Regimens 471,919 730,472
SACT Cycles 1,462,099 2,442,037
SACT drug administrations 3,533,584 6,385,828
Non-melanoma skin cancers (C44) 350,130 607,619
Breast cancer (C50) 133,907 226,406
Prostate cancer (C61) 119,347 201,785
Lung cancer (C34) 102,350 169,118