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.



HPV Self-Sampling in Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening - Special Collection Now Available!


We are pleased to announce that our February issue includes a special collection of articles on the role of HPV self-sampling in promoting cervical cancer screening among vulnerable and under-screened women in Canada. The Guest Editors, Drs. Mandana Vahabi (Ryerson University, Toronto, ON) and Aisha Lofters (St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON), have assembled important contributions that provide a comprehensive picture of available evidence to influence the place that HPV primary screening, particularly HPV self-collection, could have in the Canadian health care environment.

To view the full-text articles from this special collection, visit

Posted: 2018-03-05

Publish with Current Oncology - Article Collections, Series, and Supplemental Issues


As Canada’s premier Oncology journal, we invite cancer agencies, organizations and researchers from across Canada to publish with Current Oncology. The journal provides an excellent venue and opportunity to increase the visibility of your studies and investigations to members of the Canadian Oncology community. Publishing in an established journal with a well-developed readership, is an excellent way to reach your key audience. It also keeps the community informed of ongoing work in the field, as well as important research and findings that have a clear potential for application to the current and future practice of cancer medicine in Canada.

For more information about publishing with Current Oncology go to: 

Posted: 2017-11-14

Job Posting: Career Opportunity in Palliative Medicine


William Osler Health System (Osler) is one of Ontario’s largest community hospital organizations, delivering innovative health care with compassion through more than 650,000 patient interactions every year. With three hospital sites: Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. We offer a wide range of health services, with care provided by skilled health professionals working in multidisciplinary teams.

We are recruiting physicians with a passion for palliative care to join our dedicated and growing Palliative Care Program at William Osler Health System. Interested candidates would be part of the interdisciplinary team working with both hospital and community providers.  Osler is a distributive campus for the McMaster Family Medicine Training program with 20 residents on site and active opportunities to teach undergraduate and postgraduate learners in Palliative Care as part of a collaborative faculty. It’s an officially designated site for the training of the Royal College sub-speciality in Palliative Medicine

The successful applicants must be licensed to practice in Ontario and hold a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or a Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  A certificate of added competency training and experience in Palliative Medicine is a requirement. 

Expressions of interest should be forwarded along with your curriculum vitae to:

Medical Staff Office

Attention: Dr. Martin Chasen, Medical Director of Palliative Care

William Osler Health System

2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, ON   L6R 3J7

Tel: (905) 494-2120    Fax: (905) 494-6206  


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Vol 25, No 1 (2018)

Table of Contents



E-manuscript Summaries

Original Article(s)

Clinical Trials

T.W. Zhang, G.B. Rodrigues, A.V. Louie, D. Palma, A.R. Dar, B. Dingle, W. Kocha, M. Sanatani, B. Yaremko, E. Yu, J. Younus, M.D. Vincent

Medical Oncology

G. Jutras, K. Bélanger, N. Letarte, J.-P. Adam, D. Roberge, B. Lemieux, E. Lemieux-Blanchard, L. Masucci, C. Ménard, J.P. Bahary, R. Moumdjian, F. Berthelet, M. Florescu
K.L. Davis, J.A. Kaye, E.T. Masters, S. Iyer

Oncologic Pathology

M. Kunkiel, M. Maczkiewicz, A. Jagiello-Gruszfeld, Z. Nowecki

Psychosocial Oncology

N.M. Racine, M. Khu, K. Reynolds, G.M.T. Guilcher, F.S.M. Schulte
J. Giese-Davis, J. Sisler, L. Zhong, Y. Brandelli, J.L. McCormick, C. Railton, L. Shirt, H. Lau, D. Hao, J. Chobanuk, B. Walley, A.A. Joy, A. Taylor, L. Carlson

Radiation Oncology

A. Dang, S. Miller, D. Horvat, T. Klassen-Ross, M. Graveline, R. Collins, R. Olson
M. Dosani, S. Lucas, J. Wong, L. Weir, S. Lomas, C. Cumayas, C. Fisher, S. Tyldesley

Surgical Oncology

M. Fung-Kee-Fung, D.E. Maziak, J.R. Pantarotto, J. Smylie, L. Taylor, T. Timlin, T. Cacciotti, P.J. Villeneuve, C. Dennie, C. Bornais, S. Madore, J. Aquino, P. Wheatley-Price, R.S. Ozer, D.J. Stewart

Translational Research

N. Mundi, J. Theurer, A. Warner, J. Yoo, K. Fung, D. MacNeil, S. Dhaliwal, E. Winquist, D.A. Palma, A.C. Nichols

Review Article(s)

J.P.H. Wong, M. Vahabi, J. Miholjcic, V. Tan, M. Owino, A.T.W. Li, M.K.L. Poon
M.K.L. Poon, J.P.H. Wong, A.T.W. Li, M. Manuba, A. Bisignano, M. Owino, M. Vahabi
M. Uccello, M. Moschetta, G. Mak, T. Alam, C. Murias Henriquez, H.-T. Arkenau

Practice Guideline(s)

B. Melosky, N. Blais, P. Cheema, C. Couture, R. Juergens, S. Kamel-Reid, M.-S. Tsao, P. Wheatley-Price, Z. Xu, D.N. Ionescu

Short Communication(s)

Case Report(s)

C.P. Sawicki, S.A. Climans, C.C. Hsia, J.A. Fraser
C. Roy, J.P. Adam, F. Morin, É. Lemieux-Blanchard, S. Doucet, D. Friedmann, A. Belisle, D. Charpentier
F. Safa, M. Pant, C. Weerasinghe, R. Felix, T. Terjanian

Meeting Report(s)