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.



Meeting/Conference: Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference 2016: “Palliative Care in a Changing Landscape”

MAY 12 - 14, 2016
Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Join us for 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. This advanced-level medical conference is open to palliative medicine physicians, physicians interested in palliative care, medical students and Residents.  Hosted by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.  

Register by March 3 for best rates.
Phone: 604-875-5101

Posted: 2016-02-03

Meeting/Conference: Join Canadian Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners at CAPhO Conference 2016 in Niagara Falls, April 14 – 17, 2016


CAPhO Conference 2016 (CAPhO 2016), presented by the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO), will take place April 14 – 17, 2016 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The theme of CAPhO 2016 is Can We Talk? bringing to light our communication styles in the new age of personalized medicine and technological advancement.

Research has found that effective communication improves treatment outcomes. During the Conference, we will be presenting current practices as well as showcasing new ways of interacting with patients, peers and other healthcare professionals in a more standardized and meaningful way. 

Let’s elevate the way we talk.

For more information about CAPhO 2016 and to sign up for the E-Newsletter, visit or contact

Posted: 2016-01-21

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

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Vol 22, No 6 (2015)

Cover Page

In the Dance

Painting by a person diagnosed with cancer, British Columbia

Push Back The Night – Look For The Light

A rare cancerous tumour – Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans – lays in the dark. Silent. Growing. A sick party. Twelve days since diagnosis. “CANCER” my mind screams. I scream back. “This is it? Am I to die with this? Like this?” Black. Everything is black. It is darkest before the dawn. Yet, creation explodes around me. Listen. Watch. Turn to the music. The light shines. Past the trees. Over the mountains. Up to the rising moon. I look for the dawn. Whatever happens between now and the abyss. Surgery. Chemotherapy. Drugs. I choose LIGHT over dark. Good beyond pain. Healing on the far side of sickness. Every moment. Seeking the light. I’m in the dance. Choosing life.

The painting on the cover of this issue is titled “In the Dance” 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 © 2016 Multimed Inc.
ISSN: 1198-0052 (Print) ISSN: 1718-7729 (Online)