Current Oncology

Established in 1994, Current Oncology is a peer-reviewed, Canadian based and Internationally distributed journal. Published bi-monthly plus special supplemental issues, Current Oncology represents a multidisciplinary medium encompassing health care workers in the field of cancer therapy to report upon and to review progress in the management of this disease. Current Oncology is published by Multimed Inc.

Current Oncology is indexed/covered in PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database), Scopus, Journal Selector, Crossref, Index Copernicus, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google Scholar, EMCare, Research Databases, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. Following publication in Current Oncology, the full text of each article is available immediately and archived in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. It is also available in the databases of 100 libraries worldwide, and is a participant of the HINARI program.

The information provided on the Current Oncology website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.



Current Oncology is pleased to announce our new partnership with CAPO


We are pleased to announce that Current Oncology has partnered with the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO). The partnership will help promote relevant research, critical findings, and journal related news to CAPO members, and our readers will be kept informed of relevant CAPO activities, including conferences and important psychosocial oncology research.  Other highlights of the partnership include:

  • Current Oncology is now the endorsed publication of the society
  • Publication of CAPO Conference Abstracts and Practice Guidelines in Current Oncology
  • Discounted author fees for CAPO members – we encourage members to consider publishing their important work related to psychosocial research and education in Current Oncology
  • Current Oncology to sponsor CAPO’s Student Travel Conference Award

We are excited to work with CAPO, and welcome and encourage other societies across Canada to partner with us as we continue our mission of educating and sharing knowledge with members of the Canadian oncology community. For more information about partnership opportunities, please contact Amanda Shand (

Multimed Inc.

Publisher of Current Oncology

Posted: 2017-03-01 More...

Toronto nurse named Canadian Oncology Nurse of the Year Known as innovator and leader, inspired by her patients, selected by panel of oncology nurses


Calgary (October 22, 2016) — Angela Leahey distinctly remembers the very first oncology patient she encountered as a new graduate over 25 years ago. 

“I’ve never forgotten her – her name, her husband, how sick she was and the conversation we had about her treatment, her life, and her death,” she says.

That patient, along with countless others since, directed Ms. Leahey to continue a 23-year career in oncology nursing and ultimately the leadership role she now holds, designing programs that focus on meeting the needs of patients and their families.

It also led to Ms. Leahey being selected as 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year.

Click here to read full announcement.

Posted: 2016-11-03 More...

Journal Announcement: New Impact Factor of 1.829 for Current Oncology!


We are pleased to announce to our readers that Current Oncology’s 2015 Impact Factor has increased to 1.829! This is an increase from our 2014 stats, where we received an impact factor of 1.785.

The journal impact factor is a measure of citation frequency that reflects the average number of citations to articles published in science and social science journals. Impact factors are calculated annually for those journals that are indexed in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports. The impact factor of a journal in a given year is the average number of citations a paper published in that journal received during the two previous years. The impact factor is often used to rank the relative importance and scientific caliber of a journal within its field.

Our 2015 Impact Factor is a significant achievement for the journal, and demonstrates the increased recognition of Current Oncology in the field, and the improved relevance and quality of our articles. Thank you to our team of Editors and Section Editors, Reviewers and Authors for their valuable contribution to the journal. We look forward to continued success in 2016 as the journal continues to strengthen and grow!

Multimed Inc.
Publisher of Current Oncology

Posted: 2016-06-16 More...
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Vol 24, No 2 (2017)

Table of Contents



Original Article(s)

Cancer Control and Prevention

P. Lambert, K. Galloway, A. Altman, M.W. Nachtigal, D. Turner
I.C. Lega, K. Fung, P.C. Austin, L.L. Lipscombe

Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship

J. Easley, B. Miedema, M.A. O'Brien, J. Carroll, D. Manca, F. Webster, E. Grunfeld, for the Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum
C. Kendell, K.M. Decker, P.A. Groome, M.L. McBride, L. Jiang, M.K. Krzyzanowska, G. Porter, D. Turner, R. Urquhart, M. Winget, E. Grunfeld, for the Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum

Medical Economics

T.P. Copeland, J.M. Creasman, D.J. Seidenwurm, B.L. Franc

Medical Oncology

S.J. Bastedo, M.K. Krzyzanowska, R. Moineddin, L. Yun, K.A. Enright, E. Grunfeld
M.A. O'Brien, J.C. Carroll, D.P. Manca, B. Miedema, P.A. Groome, T. Makuwaza, J. Easley, N. Sopcak, L. Jiang, K. Decker, M.L. McBride, R. Moineddin, J.A. Permaul, R. Heisey, E.A. Eisenhauer, M.K. Krzyzanowska, S. Pruthi, C. Sawka, N. Schneider, J. Sussman, R. Urquhart, C. Versaevel, E. Grunfeld, for the Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum
A. Bouchard-Fortier, L. Provencher, C. Blanchette, C. Diorio
S. Tabchi, E. Kassouf, M. Florescu, M. Tehfe, N. Blais
J. Frazer, S. Couban, S. Doucette, S. Shivakumar


S. Hessami Arani, M.A. Kerachian

Oncology Education

C. Lim, H.S. Sekhon, J.C. Cutz, D.M. Hwang, S. Kamel-Reid, R.F. Carter, G. da Cunha Santos, T. Waddell, M. Binnie, M. Patel, N. Paul, T. Chung, A. Brade, R. El-Maraghi, C. Sit, M.S. Tsao, N.B. Leighl

Psychosocial Oncology

M.A. O'Brien, S. Dhesy-Thind, C. Charles, M. Hammond Mobilio, N.B. Leighl, E. Grunfeld

Radiation Oncology

J.N. Greenspoon, P.M. Ellis, G. Pond, S. Caetano, J. Broomfield, A. Swaminath

Review Article(s)

M. Cabanero, R. Sangha, B.S. Sheffield, M. Sukhai, M. Pakkal, S. Kamel-Reid, A. Karsan, D. Ionescu, R.A. Juergens, C. Butts, M.S. Tsao

Practice Guideline(s)

E. Winquist, C. Agbassi, B.M. Meyers, J. Yoo, K.K.W. Chan, and the Head and Neck Disease Site Group

Perspectives in Oncology

J.R. Tomasone, M. Vukmirovic, M.C. Brouwers, E. Grunfeld, R. Urquhart, M.A. O’Brien, M. Walker, F. Webster, M. Fitch

Short Communication(s)

R. Rahal, J. Chadder, K. DeCaria, G. Lockwood, H. Bryant, in collaboration with the System Performance Steering Committee and the Technical Working Group
P. Jones, S. Shakdher, P. Singh

Meeting Report(s)

E. Grunfeld, B. Petrovic, for the CanIMPACT investigators
M.T.E. Puts, T. Hsu, E. Szumacher, S. Sattar, S. Toubasi, C. Rosario, E. Brain, W. Duggleby, C. Mariano, S. Mohile, H. Muss, M. Trudeau, D. Wan-Chow-Wah, C. Wong, S. Alibhai