Volume 24, Number 3 (June 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...

Quality of life for patients surviving cancer: are we moving ahead?
M. Chasen, S. Hollingshead, H. Conter, R. Bhargava

Rehabilitation and exercise oncology program: translating research into a model of care
M.A. Dalzell, N. Smirnow, W. Sateren, A. Sintharaphone, M. Ibrahim, L. Mastroianni, L.D. Vales Zambrano, S. O'Brien

Breast magnetic resonance imaging: are those who need it getting it?
S. Tan, J. David, L. Lalonde, M. El Khoury, M. Labelle, R. Younan, E. Patocskai, J. Richard, I. Trop

Effect of non-alcoholic liver disease on recurrence rate and liver regeneration after liver resection for colorectal liver metastases
N.W. Molla, M.M. Hassanain, Z. Fadel, L.M. Boucher, A. Madkhali, R.M. Altahan, E.A. Alrijraji, E.B. Simoneau, H. Alamri, A. Salman, Z. Gao, P.P. Metrakos

Palliative care as a public health issue: understanding disparities in access to palliative care for the homeless population living in Toronto, based on a policy analysis
B. Henry, N. Dosani, L. Huynh, N. Amirault


Upcoming in Current Oncology

The future table of contents for Current Oncology, Volume 24, Number 4 (August 2017) is now available. For the most up-to-date listing of scheduled papers, please visit the following link:

More High-Value Content - Coming 2017!

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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New and Increased Impact Factor for Current Oncology

We are pleased to announce that Current Oncology’s 2016 Impact Factor has increased to 2.048! This is an increase from our 2015 Impact Factor of 1.829.

Our 2016 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, Section Editors, Reviewers and Authors for your valuable contribution to the journal.


Dr. Martin Chasen is the winner of the Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize in Palliative Care

Congratulations to our Managing Editor, Dr. Martin Chasen, who is this year’s winner of McMaster University's Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize in Palliative Care. The Elizabeth J. Latimer Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in palliative care, and is named in honour of McMaster's late physician and educator who was internationally renowned as a pioneer in palliative care. View full announcement here.

Current Oncology Partners with Meetings across Canada

As Canada’s premier Oncology journal, we invite Oncology meetings, symposiums and conferences, from across Canada to partner with Current Oncology through a marketing exchange. The journal provides an excellent venue and opportunity to increase the visibility of your meeting to members of the Canadian oncology community.

For further information about marketing exchange opportunities with Current Oncology please view our “Current Oncology Marketing Exchange Opportunities” information package, or contact Laura Hope.

Current Oncology is Seeking Reviewers

Current Oncology is seeking qualified and dedicated reviewers to assist with the manuscript review process. As a reviewer you will be asked to read and critique articles. Reviewers play an integral part in ensuring that the high standards of Current Oncology are met and that the articles published are of interest to the oncology community. Please take a moment to register on our website.


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