New Look for Current Oncology Our April 2016 issue premiers the new logo and cover design for Current Oncology. Features of the new cover design inc


New Look for Current Oncology

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Our April 2016 issue premiers the new logo and cover design for Current Oncology.

Features of the new cover design include a bold and attractive visual image, selected articles from each issue, and a standardized design across all regular issues.

Our new journal logo design is both traditional and scholarly, and features a simplified colour palette and provides an overall contemporary look. The logo also features the tagline “A Canadian Cancer Research Journal”. As 75% of the articles that we publish are from Canadian authors, we believe the new logo will represent to the oncology community that we are the premier and go-to resource for Canadian cancer research. This will help with our efforts to continue to attract quality submissions from leading Canadian authors and their respective centres.

We hope that you enjoy the new look of the journal! If you have any feedback, please tweet @CurrentOncology or email


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Publisher of Current Oncology

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Volume 23, Number 2 (April 2016)

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

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Vol 23, Suppl 2 (Mar 2016): Use of Cannabinoids in Cancer Care

Edited by Dr. Mark Ware (McGill University Health Centre), this special issue brings together the work of some of the leading minds around the world who have dedicated themselves and their laboratories to understanding the role of cannabis and cannabinoids in the pathophysiology and management of cancer. This collection of papers takes us on a journey from bedside to bench and back, and provides a series of important signposts that will help to chart a path to better cancer care. To view the full text articles from this issue, visit


Upcoming in Current Oncology

The future table of contents for Current Oncology, Volume 23, Number 3 (June 2016) is now available. For the most up-to-date listing of scheduled papers, please visit the following link:

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Fiona Schulte, PhD
Editor of our Psychosocial Oncology Section (since June 2013)

Fiona Schulte is a psychologist in the Haematology, Oncology, and Transplant Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, a Research Assistant Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Paediatrics, Cuming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She received her honours BA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, her MA in clinical psychology from York University and her Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Health Science from the University of Toronto. Finally, Fiona completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychosocial oncology through the University of Calgary. In her current position, Fiona spends half her time as a clinician and half her time engaged in clinical research. Her research program focuses on the psychological trajectories of children diagnosed with cancer. This work primarily examines the social and cognitive development of children diagnosed with paediatric brain tumor and how the impact of disease may interact with the neurological effects of treatment (i.e., cranial radiotherapy, chemotherapy) to effect behavior, particularly into survivorship. Her work has led her to participate on a number of influential committees including serving as a member of the board for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, the Children’s Oncology Group Long Term Follow-up Guidelines Group and the International Guideline Harmonization Group, a worldwide endeavor to collaborate in guideline development for the long-term follow-up care of paediatric cancer survivors.


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 always 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.


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

Most Read Articles in PubMed Central (March 2016)

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

Management of arthralgias associated with aromatase inhibitor therapy
Thorne C.
Curr Oncol. 2007 Dec;14 Suppl 1:S11-9

Prophylaxis and management of acute radiation-induced skin reactions: a systematic review of the literature
Salvo N, Barnes E, van Draanen J, Stacey E, Mitera G, Breen D, Giotis A, Czarnota G, Pang J, De Angelis C.
Curr Oncol. 2010 Aug;17(4):94-112

Most Read Recently* Published Articles at

Physician-assisted death is not palliative care
Herx L.
Curr Oncol. 2015 Apr;22(2): 82–83. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2631

Economic evaluation of hormonal therapies for postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive early breast cancer in Canada
Djalalov S, Beca J, Amir E, Krahn M, Trudeau ME, Hoch JS.
Curr Oncol. 2015 Apr;22(2):84-96. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2120

Guidelines on the use of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal surface malignancy arising from colorectal or appendiceal neoplasms
Dubé P, Sideris L, Law C, Mack L, Haase E, Giacomantonio C, Govindarajan A, Krzyzanowska MK, Major P, McConnell Y, Temple W, Younan R, McCart JA.
Curr Oncol. 2015 Apr;22(2):e100-12. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2058

*Published within past 12 months


Advanced learning in Palliative Medicine Conference 2016: “Palliative Care in a Changing Landscape”

MAY 12 - 14, 2016
Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Join us for 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. This advanced-level medical conference is open to palliative medicine physicians, physicians interested in palliative care, medical students and Residents. Hosted by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

The agenda for the CSPC special session on Thursday is now available – check the website for more details.


Phone: 604-875-5101

Public Health and Palliative Care-Yes, Now
Denise Marshall, McMaster University

At the Mercy of Funding Models and Performance Indicators
Jose Pereira, Élisabeth Bruyère Continuing Care

Suffering and its Relief in Palliative Care: What Have We Learned?
Gary Rodin, University of Toronto

Moving Forward in a Changing Landscape—Caring for Us to Better Care for Them
Tara Tucker, Bruyère Research Institute

Atlantic Canada Oncology Group Annual CME

June 17-18, 2016

ACOG will host our 20th annual education event in Halifax on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, June 17-18. Registration includes a lobster dinner and social event on the waterfront Friday evening.

The meeting will focus on breast cancer and a variety of other topics. Details of the program and registration are posted at, or email

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Confessions of a Wallflower
by Mark Lewis, MD

My name is Mark Lewis and I have a confession to make: I arrived late to the party of adolescent/young adult (AYA) oncology, bashfully and in disguise.

I am an adult oncologist, meaning that my practice is medically and legally confined to patients 18 years and older. But I am married to a pediatrician, and I understand that cancer, in all its terrible callousness, shows no respect for age; it can burst forth in the blood of an infant just as catastrophically as it can in the bones of that child’s great-grandfather. Read more...


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