Volume 24, Number 4 (August 2017)

The latest issue of Current Oncology is now available online. Please visit the following link to view full text articles from this issue:

Highlights from this issue...

When the patient is also a carer
E. Warner

User survey of Nanny Angel Network, a free childcare service for mothers with cancer
L. Cohen, N. Schwartz, A. Guth, A. Kiss, E. Warner

Real-life treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer with regorafenib: a single-centre review
J. Gotfrit, M. Vickers, S. Sud, T. Asmis, C. Cripps, R. Goel, T. Hsu, D. Jonker, R. Goodwin

Treatment patterns and trends in patients dying of prostate cancer in Quebec: a population-based study
A. Dragomir, J. Rocha, M. Vanhuyse, F.L. Cury, W. Kassouf, J. Hu, A.G. Aprikian

Exercise for people with cancer: a systematic review
R. Segal, C. Zwaal, E. Green, J. Tomasone, A. Loblaw, T. Petrella, the Exercise for People with Cancer Guideline Development Group

Acute care hospitalization near the end of life for cancer patients who die in hospital in Canada
K. DeCaria, D. Dudgeon, E. Green, R. Shaw Moxam, R. Rahal, J. Niu, H. Bryant


Upcoming in Current Oncology

The future table of contents for Current Oncology, Volume 24, Number 5 (October 2017) is now available. For the most up-to-date listing of scheduled papers, please visit the following link:

More High-Value Content - Coming Soon!

Advances in Breast & Lung Cancers for the Community Oncologist

This supplement is edited by Drs. Barbara Melosky (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC), Vera Hirsh (McGill University, Montreal, QC) and Susan Dent (Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON), and will cover many of the issues that oncologists face on a daily basis when dealing with these diseases, including treatment and new advances. The Editors are gathering some of the most respected Canadian authorities in these cancers to tackle the myriad of important topics that will make up this supplement.

HPV Self-Sampling in Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening

This special collection of articles on the role HPV self-sampling in promoting cervical cancer screening among vulnerable and under-screened women in Canada is co-edited by Drs. Mandana Vahabi (Ryerson University, Toronto, ON) and Aisha Lofters (St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON).

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Publishing Article Collections, Series, and Supplemental Issues with Current Oncology

As Canada’s premier Oncology journal, we invite cancer agencies, organizations and researchers from across Canada to publish with Current Oncology. The journal provides an excellent venue and opportunity to increase the visibility of your studies and investigations to members of the Canadian Oncology community. Publishing in an established journal with a well-developed readership, is an excellent way to reach your key audience. It also keeps the community informed of ongoing work in the field, as well as important research and findings that have a clear potential for application to the current or future practice of cancer medicine in Canada.

Publication options with the journal include:
• Single article published in a regular issue
• Dedicated supplemental issue
• Article collection in a single issue
• Articles series in multiple issues
• Conference proceedings and/or abstracts

Do you have an idea or suggestion for an article series, collection or supplement? Provide a brief summary of the work to be published, as well as its importance, timeliness and relevance to the Canadian oncology community. The summary should also include:
• Suggested Guest Editor (if applicable)
• Outline of suggested topics
• Potential funding sources (industry, author fees, grants, etc.)

For review and consideration by our Editorial team, please send the summary to Laura Hope (, Publication Director, Current Oncology.


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Daniel Santa Mina, PhD

Editor of our Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Section (since April 2017)

Dr. Daniel Santa Mina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Primary) and the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery. Dr. Santa Mina is also a Scientist in the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Dr. Santa Mina completed his PhD in Kinesiology at York University and Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Exercise Physiologist with specialization in oncology. Dr. Santa Mina’s main areas of clinical-research focus are on the physiological, functional, and psychosocial effects of exercise for cancer survivors. Dr. Santa Mina is also heavily involved in exploring implementation strategies for exercise into standard cancer care and is a member of the Cancer Care Ontario Clinical Advisory Group.


Current Oncology Welcomes New Members to our Editorial Team

We are pleased to announce the following new members to the Current Oncology Editorial team:
• Dr. Mary Ann O’Brien, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Section Editor, Knowledge Translation)
• Dr. Sandeep Sehdev, Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, ON (Section Editor, Medical Oncology)

To view Current Oncology's full list of Section Editors, please click here.

Are you a Reviewer for Current Oncology? Time to Update your Account

We request that all reviewers update their profile frequently to ensure the system is up to date with their contact information and reviewing interests. Keeping your reviewing interests up to date will ensure that you are being matched to manuscripts based on your expertise, and also improve your chances of being invited to review a manuscript. To update your reviewing interests, please visit

IMPORTANT NOTE: For reviewers who have not entered reviewing interests, we ask that you login to your account and add your interests by no later than October 31, 2017. After this date, reviewers without reviewing interests provided, will be removed from our database.

Update to Submission Guidelines: Potential Reviewers Now Required

In our ongoing efforts to help alleviate the stress on Editors to find qualified reviewers, we are now require that all authors submitting to Current Oncology provide a minimum of three reviewers (name, affiliation, and email address), who could expertly review their manuscript.

Current Oncology Meets Requirements of the CIHR Policy on Access to Research Outputs

Current Oncology meets the requirements of the CIHR Policy on Access to Research Outputs. All of our articles are freely accessible at immediately upon publication. We also send all articles published in Current Oncology, without further intervention from the author, to PubMed Central (PMC), the National Library of Medicine’s full text article archive. All articles are also mirrored in all PMC sites, including PubMed Central Canada. Manuscripts deposited to PMC are freely available to the public, via the internet, immediately upon publication in the journal.


Have you had the chance to view these Current Oncology “Most-Read” articles?

Most Read Articles in PubMed Central (July 2017)

Survival of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer after a diagnosis of brain metastases
Ali A, Goffin JR, Arnold A, Ellis PM
Curr Oncol. 2013 Aug;20(4):e300-6. doi: 10.3747/co.20.1481

Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: the illusion of safeguards and controls
Pereira J.
Curr Oncol. 2011 Apr;18(2):e38-45

Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care
Abrams DI
Curr Oncol. 2016 Mar;23(2):S8-S14. doi: 10.3747/co.23.3099. Epub 2016 Mar 16

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A user's guide to cannabinoid therapies in oncology
Maida V, Daeninck PJ
Curr Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(6):398-406. doi: 10.3747/co.23.3487. Epub 2016 Dec 21

Exercise for people with cancer: a clinical practice guideline
Segal R, Zwaal C, Green E, Tomasone JR, Loblaw A, Petrella T; Exercise for People with Cancer Guideline Development Group
Curr Oncol. 2017 Feb;24(1):40-46. doi: 10.3747/co.24.3376. Epub 2017 Feb 27

The prevalence and nature of supportive care needs in lung cancer patients
Giuliani ME, Milne RA, Puts M, et al.
Curr Oncol. 2016 Aug;23(4):258-65. doi: 10.3747/co.23.3012. Epub 2016 Aug 12

*Published within past 12 months

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Music & Medical Assistance in Dying
by SarahRose Black MMT, MTA, RP, CKN Music & Creative Therapies Editor

The use of music in palliative and end of life care is neither new nor novel. This approach to whole-person care at the end of life has been employed in various care settings around the world for centuries, in different cultural practices, health care institutions and homes. Music has long been able to offer a sense of comfort, emotional support, opportunity for psychosocial processing, and physical symptom relief for those facing end of life, as well as support for their family members. Read more...


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