Current Oncology

Established in 1994, Current Oncology is a peer-reviewed, Canadian based and Internationally respected 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 MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, Scopus, 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: Call for Canadian Costing Research Submissions

Current Oncology is pleased to partner with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) to publish a special series on Canadian-specific Costing Research that involves the use of administrative data.  This series will be published in our February 2019 issue.
Submissions for this special series can include studies for any cancer at a regional, provincial or national level using administrative data sources to evaluate any one of the following themes: 
  • Burden of illness studies;
  • Costs and cost-effectiveness of interventions, programs and policies;
  • Applied costing studies;
  • Direct costs borne by patient or other payers;
  • Indirect costs around lost earnings and/or productivity;
  • Population health modeling studies;
  • Studies adapting models for the Canadian context.
Studies can be from the perspective of the patient, health care system or society. Submissions by new investigators are strongly encouraged.

How to Submit & Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through our online submission and peer review system at Please submit manuscripts under the section “Short Communication – Costing Series”, which will notify the Editors that your manuscript is to be considered for this special series. Applicable Author Fees will be waived for manuscripts accepted for publication and inclusion in this series. 

All manuscripts are to be formatted/submitted as Short Communications. For information about preparing your manuscript for submission, visit our “Information for Authors” page at The manuscript submission deadline is September 28, 2018.
For more information about the series, manuscript preparation, and review process, please view the full “Call for Papers” available at:
Questions? Contact Karen Irwin, Current Oncology Publication Director, Multimed Inc.
E-mail:; Phone: 905-875-2456
Posted: 2018-05-27

Journal Announcement: Current Oncology has been accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE!


We are pleased to announce that Current Oncology has been accepted for indexing in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE® database beginning with Volume 25, Number 1 (2018).

This marks a significant achievement for both the journal and Canadian cancer research community. A MEDLINE listing will increase the journal’s visibility, bringing our articles to the attention of many more researchers, educators, practitioners and students throughout the world. In turn, this will result in more citations for the articles we publish, along with more submissions to the journal and a higher impact factor. It also solidifies Current Oncology as a highly respected scientific journal, and reaffirms our important role in educating oncology professionals, both within Canada and on an international level.

This development is a reflection and acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment to the journal from the Editorial team, journal authors and reviewers, and publishing staff. Thank you for making this success possible.

Posted: 2018-04-11 More...

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
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Vol 25, No 4 (2018)

Table of Contents


Original Article(s)

Integrative Oncology

C.A. Buckner, R.M. Lafrenie, J.A. Dénommée, J.M. Caswell, D.A. Want

Knowledge Translation

M.C. Brouwers, M. Vukmirovic, K. Spithoff, C. Zwaal, S. McNair, N. Peek

Medical Economics

V. Lambert-Obry, A. Gouault-Laliberté, A. Castonguay, G. Zanotti, T. Tran, M. Mates, J. Lemieux, P. Chabot, C. Prady, F. Couture, J. Lachaine

Medical Oncology

A. Srikanthan, N. Penner, K.K.W. Chan, M. Sabharwal, A. Grill
K. Al-Baimani, H. Jonker, T. Zhang, G.D. Goss, S.A. Laurie, G. Nicholas, P. Wheatley-Price
N. LeVasseur, C. Stober, K. Daigle, A. Robinson, S. McDiarmid, S. Mazzarello, B. Hutton, A. Joy, D. Fergusson, J. Hilton, M. McInnes, M. Clemons
N. LeVasseur, C. Stober, M. Ibrahim, S. Gertler, J. Hilton, A. Robinson, S. McDiarmid, D. Fergusson, S. Mazzarello, B. Hutton, A.A. Joy, M. McInnes, M. Clemons
S. Martel, M. Lambertini, R. Simon, C. Matte, C. Prady

Urologic Oncology

J. Graham, J. Gingerich, P. Lambert, A. Alamri, P. Czaykowski

Review Article(s)

Practice Guideline(s)

S.F. McGee, W. AlGhareeb, C.H. Ahmad, D. Armstrong, S. Babak, S. Berry, J. Biagi, C. Booth, D. Bossé, P. Champion, B. Colwell, N. Finn, R. Goel, S. Gray, J. Green, M. Harb, A. Hyde, A. Jeyakumar, D. Jonker, S. Kanagaratnam, P. Kavan, A. MacMillan, A. Muinuddin, N. Patil, G. Porter, E. Powell, R. Ramjeesingh, M. Raza, S. Rorke, M. Seal, F. Servidio-Italiano, J. Siddiqui, J. Simms, L. Smithson, S. Snow, E. St-Hilaire, T. Stuckless, A. Tate, M. Tehfe, M. Thirlwell, E. Tsvetkova, M. Valdes, M. Vickers, K. Virik, S. Welch, C. Marginean, T. Asmis
C.A. Kim, S. Ahmed, S. Ahmed, B. Brunet, H. Chalchal, R. Deobald, C. Doll, M.P. Dupre, V. Gordon, R.M. Lee-Ying, H. Lim, D. Liu, J. Loree, J.P. McGhie, K. Mulder, J. Park, B. Yip, R.P. Wong, A. Zaida, on behalf of the Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Group

Case Report(s)

Special Article(s)

Essentials for Practitioners in Oncology

A. Awan, A. Esfahani