Volume 24, Number 2 (April 2017) The latest issue of Current Oncology is now available online. Please visit the following link to view full text arti


Volume 24, Number 2 (April 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...

The two solitudes of primary care and cancer specialist care: is there a bridge?
E. Grunfeld

The role of family physicians in cancer care: perspectives of primary and specialty care providers
J. Easley, B. Miedema, M.A. O'Brien, et al., for the Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum

Use of physician services during the survivorship phase: a multi-province study of women diagnosed with breast cancer
C. Kendell, K.M. Decker, P.A. Groome, et al., for the Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum

Ovarian cancer in Manitoba: trends in incidence and survival, 1992–2011
P. Lambert, K. Galloway, A. Altman, M.W. Nachtigal, D. Turner

Multigene expression profile testing in breast cancer: is there a role for family physicians?
M.A. O'Brien, J.C. Carroll, D.P. Manca, et al., for the Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care Along the Continuum

Systemic therapy in the curative treatment of head-and-neck squamous cell cancer: Cancer Care Ontario clinical practice Guideline
E. Winquist, C. Agbassi, B.M. Meyers, J. Yoo, K.K.W. Chan, and the Head and Neck Disease Site Group


Upcoming in Current Oncology

The future table of contents for Current Oncology, Volume 24, Number 3 (June 2017) is now available. For the most up-to-date listing of scheduled papers, please visit the following link:

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We are pleased to announce that our April issue has now been published, and includes a special collection of articles that examines the two solitudes of primary care and cancer specialist care. These articles from CanIMPACT (Canadian Team to Improve Community-based Cancer Care along the Continuum), describe and seek to understand the nature of the two solitudes within the Canadian context as well as initiatives that attempt to bridge the two solitudes. Dr. Eva Grunfeld (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON) is the Guest Editor.

To view the full-text articles from this special collection, visit http://www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/issue/view/107.

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).

Stay tuned for more information in future newsletters!


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Martine Puts, RN PhD
Editor of our Geriatric Oncology Section (since October 2016)

Martine Puts RN PhD has completed her BaN, Master in Health Sciences and PhD in epidemiology/Gerontology in the Netherlands. She has completed a postdoctoral fellowship (2006-2009) with the Solidage Research Group on Frailty and Aging at the Jewish General Hospital and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Since July 2009 Martine has been an assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She received a CIHR New Investigator award in 2014. Her research interests are the health and well-being of older adults with cancer, in particular to examine if the use of geriatric assessment for older adults with cancer can improve patient outcomes such as quality of life, and to better understand the impact of frailty and multimorbidity on cancer treatment decision-making for older adults with cancer.


Current Oncology Welcomes Dr. Daniel Santa Mina to our Editorial Team

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Santa Mina (University of Toronto) to the Editorial Team as editor of the journal’s Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship section. To view Current Oncology’s full list of Section Editors, please click here.

Current Oncology is a Canadian Publication with International Exposure

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