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: Call for Original Canadian Cancer Costing Research Articles


Multimed Inc. is pleased to announce that Current Oncology will be publishing a special supplemental issue dedicated to "Original Canadian Cancer Costing Research". This supplement will be co-edited by Dr. Nicole Mittmann (Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario) and Dr. Claire de Oliveira (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario).

Submissions to the Current Oncology supplement can include studies for any cancer using regional, provincial or national data sources, to evaluate any one of the following themes:

• Burden of illness studies;
• Costs 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 using data from clinical, administrative or survey sources can be submitted in which patient, health care system or societal perspectives are considered.

How to Submit & Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through our online submission and peer review system at Please submit manuscripts for the supplement under the section "Original Canadian Cancer Costing Research". Applicable Author Fees will be waived for manuscripts accepted for publication to the supplement.

For information about preparing your manuscript for submission, visit our “Information for Authors” page at

The manuscript submission deadline is October 16th, 2015.

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Posted: 2015-07-14 More...

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...
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Vol 22, No 4 (2015)

Cover Page

Colours of Strength

Mixed media by a person diagnosed with cancer, Ontario

The diagnosis came in winter. The trees standing bare. Many women looking similar without hair, as we give what smile we can to support each other. We try to share any resilience we have ourselves.

Summer brings light, brings hope, the green on the trees. My son’s graduation and my last chemo treatment. June 27th. Two reasons to ring the bell in the hospital.

Autumn. Another treatment. Radiation this time. My peeling skin like the bark of the dry birch. We used to peel it off as a child. That memory will now be different. On my skin some new colours, yellow and red from the burning. I wonder if the birch feels the same way.

The mixed media artwork on the cover of this issue is titled “Colours of Strength” 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)