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.



Journal Announcement: New Impact Factor of 1.785 for Current Oncology!


We are pleased to announce to our readers that Current Oncology’s 2014 Impact Factor has increased to 1.785! This is an increase from our 2014 stats, where we received an impact factor of 1.643.

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 2014 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 2015 as the journal continues to strengthen and grow!

Multimed Inc.
Publisher of Current Oncology

Posted: 2015-06-25 More...

Journal Announcement: Call for Papers: Clinical Research and Clinical Trials


Current Oncology is seeking high-quality original clinical research and clinical trial articles. Areas may include research related to treatment, prevention, diagnostic, screening, and quality of life. Articles submitted should contain information that is relevant directly to clinical oncology practice, and have clear potential for application to the current or future practice of cancer medicine.

To help encourage submissions, Current Oncology will waive Standard Author Fees for all original clinical research and clinical trial articles, submitted between July 1st and December 31st, 2015.

View full announcement here.

Posted: 2015-06-23 More...

Journal Announcement: Current Oncology, Vol 22, Suppl 1 - Now Published!

Updated Guidelines, Consensus and Evidence-Based Reports in Breast Cancer

Multimed Inc. is pleased to announce that Current Oncology has published a supplement dedicated to breast cancer, edited by Dr. Maureen Trudeau from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

The supplement is comprised of the most recent adjuvant breast cancer guidelines completed for the Program in Evidence Based Care of Cancer Care Oncology (CCO).  Readers will be able to find up to date and evidence based guidelines and consensus documents all in one place.

The supplement also includes evidence based reviews or consensus recommendations on locally advanced breast cancer for both local/regional management and systemic treatment. A Canadian group of content experts have been working on appropriate algorithms for neoadjuvant treatment over the last few years and had just completed a set of recommendations which have been included in the supplement; and another CCO guideline on local/regional management of locally advanced disease was just completed as well.

A Canadian flair was added to summaries based on International guidelines already published by Canadian experts with special interest in the treatment of HER2+ and HER2- disease.

Lastly, a review of pregnancy related breast cancer -breast cancer during pregnancy or pregnancy after breast cancer -was included as a topic of special interest for the management of the many young women with breast cancer.

We would like to thank all of the contributing oncologists for their work on this special supplement. We would also like to send a special thank you to Dr. Maureen Trudeau for her hard work and dedication in creating this important tool for oncologists.

Click here to read the supplement.

Posted: 2015-03-23
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Vol 22, No 5 (2015)

Cover Page

Walking to the Future

Painting by a person diagnosed with cancer, Manitoba

A diagnosis of cancer shrank my life to a narrow focus: what test is next…which pill…surgery…chemotherapy. Each day I dealt with immediate necessities and the effects thereof. Until chemotherapy was finished I was treated close to home. However, radiation therapy was far away. I had to leave my rural idyll and live most of every week in the city. I would drive to the hospital and park on the street two or three blocks away. Eventually that daily walk came to symbolize the whole process of treatment. I was not just walking to the day’s appointment, but moving toward brighter days.

The painting shows the street of my one summer’s daily walks.

The painting on the cover of this issue is titled “Walking to the Future” and is by a person diagnosed with cancer from the 2014 Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada art competition.

Oncology On CanvasSM is an art competition and exhibition that honours the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. This biennial competition invites individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer—as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers—to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.

Oncology On Canvas was started in 2004 by Lilly Oncology to help address a great, unmet need in cancer care—a need that goes beyond medicine—to help those affected by cancer cope with the emotional toll of the disease. Since 2004, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has been the co-presenter of the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition for US and Puerto Rico residents.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas Canada launched in 2014. Visit to learn more about the competition. Lilly Oncology on Canvas Canada is presented in partnership with the Canadian Association for Psychosocial Oncology and the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network.

Current Oncology is committed to the Canadian oncology community as well as oncology communities around the world. We are pleased to help raise awareness of this great program created by Lilly. Current Oncology will be selecting new artwork for each cover from previous competitions.

Artwork from the Canadian competition is available for viewing at Artwork from the US competition is available for viewing at

Copyright © 2015 Multimed Inc.
ISSN: 1198-0052 (Print) ISSN: 1718-7729 (Online)