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: 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...

Meeting/Conference: Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference 2018


“The Road to Universal Palliative Care”

May 31 – June 2, 2018
The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, 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.

Phone : 613-238-4075 x 223

Posted: 2018-03-26

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 2 (2018)

Table of Contents


Original Article(s)

Biomarkers in Oncology

S. Chae, K.M. Kang, H.J. Kim, E. Kang, S.Y. Park, J.H. Kim, S.H. Kim, S.W. Kim, E.K. Kim

Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship

K.E. Brennan, S.F. Hall, T.E. Owen, R.J. Griffiths, Y. Peng

Clinical Trials

A. Mahmud, O. Zalay, A. Springer, K. Arts, E. Eisenhauer

Medical Oncology

K. Enright, T. Desai, R. Sutradhar, A. Gonzalez, M. Powis, N. Taback, C.M. Booth, M.E. Trudeau, M.K. Krzyzanowska
A.T. Chaudhry, T.A. Koulis, C. Speers, R.A. Olson
Y. Cao, H. Xu

Oncology Education

S. Harricharan, K. Biederman, A.M. Bombassaro, A. Lazo-Langner, S. Elsayed, A. Fulford, J.A. Delport, A. Xenocostas

Radiation Oncology

T.A. Koulis, A. Dang, C. Speers, R.A. Olson

Review Article(s)

E. Klimant, H. Wright, D. Rubin, D. Seely, M. Markman
D. Tomlinson, P. D. Robinson, S. Oberoi, D. Cataudella, N. Culos-Reed, H. Davis, N. Duong, F. Gibson, M. Götte, P. Hinds, S.L. Nijhof, P. van der Torre, S. Cabral, L.L. Dupuis, L. Sung
M. Pistelli, A. Della Mora, Z. Ballatore, R. Berardi

Practice Guideline(s)

D. Santa Mina, C.M. Sabiston, D. Au, A.J. Fong, L.C. Capozzi, D. Langelier, M. Chasen, J. Chiarotto, J.R. Tomasone, J.M. Jones, E. Chang, S.N. Culos-Reed
T. Stockley, C.A. Souza, P.K. Cheema, B. Melosky, S. Kamel-Reid, M.S. Tsao, A. Spatz, A. Karsan

Perspectives in Oncology

Short Communication(s)

K. Tran, S. Zomer, J. Chadder, C. Earle, S. Fung, J. Liu, C. Louzado, R. Rahal, R. Shaw Moxam, E. Green

Cancer Narratives: Words Beyond Disease

A. Beswick

Letter(s) to the Editor