Volume 24, Number 1 (February 2017) The latest issue of Current Oncology is now available online. Please visit the following link to view full text a


Volume 24, Number 1 (February 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...

Exercise for people with cancer: a clinical practice guideline
R. Segal, C. Zwaal, E. Green, J.R. Tomasone, A. Loblaw, T. Petrella, The Exercise for People with Cancer Guideline Development Group

Listening through narratives: using a narrative approach when discussing fertility preservation options with young cancer patients
S.I.G. Roher, J. Gibson, B.E. Gibson, A.A. Gupta

A Canadian perspective on the subcutaneous administration of rituximab in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
D. MacDonald, T. Crosbie, A. Christofides, W. Assaily, J. Wiernikowski

Is there a sex effect in colon cancer? Disease characteristics, management, and outcomes in routine clinical practice
J.S. Quirt, S. Nanji, X. Wei, J.A. Flemming, C.M. Booth

Does adjuvant radiation therapy benefit women with small mammography-detected breast cancers?
K. Jerzak, N. Dudalski, K. Pritchard, P. Sun, S.A. Narod

Updates from the 2016 American Society of Hematology annual meeting: practice-changing studies in untreated follicular lymphoma
C. Owen, D. MacDonald, A. Aw, A. Christofides


Upcoming in Current Oncology

The future table of contents for Current Oncology, Volume 24, Number 2 (April 2017) is now available. For the most up-to-date listing of scheduled papers, please visit the following link:

Highlights from this issue…

The Two Solitudes of Primary Care and Cancer Specialist Care: A collection of papers from CanIMPACT (Canadian Team to Improve Community-based Cancer Care along the Continuum), that 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.

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We are pleased to announce that Current Oncology has partnered with the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO). The partnership will help promote relevant research, critical findings, and journal related news to CAPO members, and our readers will be kept informed of relevant CAPO activities, including conferences and important psychosocial oncology research. Other highlights of the partnership include:

Current Oncology is now the endorsed publication of the society
• Publication of CAPO Conference Abstracts and Practice Guidelines in Current Oncology
• Discounted author fees for CAPO members – we encourage members to consider publishing their important work related to psychosocial research and education in Current Oncology
Current Oncology to sponsor CAPO’s Student Travel Conference Award

We are excited to work with CAPO, and welcome and encourage other societies across Canada to partner with us as we continue our mission of educating and sharing knowledge with members of the Canadian oncology community. For more information about partnership opportunities, please contact Amanda Shand (Amanda_Shand@multi-med.com).


Multimed Inc.
Publisher of Current Oncology

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Matthew Seftel, MBChB MPH MRCP FRCPC
Associate Managing Editor (since January 2017)

Matthew Seftel is the department head of Haematology and Oncology at CancerCare Manitoba and the Section of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is an associate professor at the University of Manitoba.

His medical degree is from the University of Cape Town South Africa with specialist diplomas in Internal Medicine and Hematology from the UK and Canada. He also holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

His research interests include leukemia epidemiology, as well as clinical trials in leukemia and lymphoma, including Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He is an investigator with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) and the Centre for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).


Current Oncology Welcomes Dr. Matthew Seftel to our Editorial Team

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Seftel (CancerCare Manitoba & University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba) to the Editorial Team as our Associate Managing Editor. We are confident that with Dr. Seftel undertaking this new role, and in collaboration with members of the editorial office and team of Editors, that our journal will continue to strengthen and grow. To view Current Oncology’s full list of Editors, please click here.

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1. Is the journal's peer-review process clearly described?
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Have you had the chance to view these Current Oncology “Most-Read” articles?

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Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: the illusion of safeguards and controls
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A user's guide to cannabinoid therapies in oncology
Maida V, Daeninck PJ
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Survival of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer after a diagnosis of brain metastases
Ali A, Goffin JR, Arnold A, Ellis PM
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Most Read Recently* Published Articles at www.current-oncology.com

Anticancer mechanisms of cannabinoids
Velasco G, Sánchez C, Guzmán M
Curr Oncol. 2016 Mar;23(Suppl 2):S23-32. doi: 10.3747/co.23.3080. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

Use of cannabinoids in cancer care: palliative care
Aggarwal SK.
Curr Oncol. 2016 Mar;23(Suppl 2):S33-6. doi: 10.3747/co.23.2962. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care
D.I. Abrams
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*Published within past 12 months


Next Gen Immuno-Oncology Congress

March 13-14, 2017
London, UK


Next Gen Immuno-Oncology Congress to be held on 13th and 14th March 2017 in London, UK aims to bring academicians, researchers and scientist from research institutes pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to discuss the growth of existing therapeutics and pave way for emerging next generation therapeutics. Keynote presentations, Brainstorming Panel Discussions and Case studies will give the stakeholders an opportunity to discuss and understand the issues faced.

URL: http://www.mnmconferences.com/Next-Gen-Immuno-Oncology-Congress

Contact Information: Amit Shelke (Email: amit.shelke@marketsandmarkets.com)


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