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: presents the Best of Hematology Conference


The Best of Hematology Summit Canada 2015 will present a summary of the most significant treatment advances in hematological malignancies presented at major international events in 2014.

Meeting Objectives:

  1. To discuss pivotal trials and research presented in the different malignant hematology disease sites;
  2. To review the current standard of care for key malignancies;
  3. To discuss the current controversies in the management of specific cancers.

This event will be held January 30, 2015 at Sunnybrook Estates in Toronto, Ontario. 

Residents and Students: $29 CAD

Standard Attendee: $59 CAD

Click here to learn more and register

About is a comprehensive resource providing evidence-based educational content exclusively developed and authored by a leading international faculty of oncology physicians. All content focuses on presenting timely, unbiased information for the oncology community, including oncologists and other related specialists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, students, residents and researchers. was envisioned and established by Dr. Sunil Verma and Dr. Scott Berry in 2007. Dr. Verma is an associate professor at the University of Toronto and the Chair of Breast Medical Oncology at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. Dr. Berry is a medical oncologist at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.

Posted: 2015-01-19 More...

Other: presents its line up of Free Live Monthly Webinars for 2015.


Free Live Webinar January 21, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Scott Berry, MD and Malcolm Moore, MD
Click here to learn more and register

Free Live Webinar February 11th, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Scott Berry, MD, Dr. Sharlene Gill, Dr. Scot Dowden, and Dr. Bruce Colwell
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Posted: 2014-12-23 More...

Journal Announcement: New Impact Factor of 1.643 for Current Oncology!


We are pleased to announce to our readers that Current Oncology’s 2013 Impact Factor has increased to 1.643! This is an increase from our 2012 stats, where we received an impact factor of 1.625.

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 2013 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 2014 as the journal continues to strengthen and grow!

Multimed Inc.
Publisher of Current Oncology

Posted: 2014-07-31 More...
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Vol 21, No 6 (2014)

Cover Page

Tree of Hope

The pastel painting on the cover of this issue is entitled “Tree of Hope.” It won Best Pastel by a Family Member, Friend or Caregiver in the 2010 Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition.

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 will be viewable at Artwork from the US competition is available for viewing at

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ISSN: 1198-0052 (Print) ISSN: 1718-7729 (Online)