Welcome 2016! This year will be an exciting one for Current Oncology as we continue our efforts to strengthen and grow the journal. We are pleased to

Call Application web banner

Welcome 2016! This year will be an exciting one for Current Oncology as we continue our efforts to strengthen and grow the journal. We are pleased to let you know about some recent developments:

Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief

We are conducting a Canada-wide search for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for Current Oncology through a Call for Applications. The position will commence July 2016, with the first issue, Volume 24, #1 (February 2017), being published under the leadership of the EIC. The newly appointed EIC will work together with the Journal's Deputy Editor, Dr. Phil Gold and the Managing Editor, Dr. Martin Chasen. For further information about the role of the EIC, and the application process, please refer to the "Call for Applications". The application deadline is March 31st, 2016.

New Journal Look – Launching April 2016

To stay in line with current trends, journal scope, and to set the next stage for the journal, we are developing a new look for Current Oncology. The new look will launch with our April 2016 issue. As a preview, we are pleased to unveil our new logo:

CurrentOncology Final

Stay tuned for more information and journal developments in future newsletters!


Multimed Inc.
Publisher of Current Oncology

CO Twitter Banner Ad

Volume 23, Number 1 (February 2016)

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



Upcoming in Current Oncology

The future table of contents for Current Oncology, Volume 23, Number 2 (April 2016) is now available. For the most up-to-date listing of scheduled papers, please visit the following link:

Canadian Cancer Costing Research (Volume 23, Suppl 1) – Coming February 2016!

Co-edited by Dr. Nicole Mittmann (Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON) and Dr. Claire de Oliveira (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON), the manuscripts in this special supplement covering cancer costing and economic evaluation, use a wide array of methods and Canadian data sources to deal with various disease sites and relevant issues in cancer care.

Use of Cannabinoids in Cancer Care (Volume 23, Suppl 2) – Coming April 2016!

The potential for cannabinoid therapies to play a role in cancer management, from symptom control to palliation to disease modification, is gathering a great deal of public interest and demand for action from industry and academia. The special supplemental issue, Guest Edited by Dr. Mark Ware (McGill University Health Centre), will contain comprehensive reviews of these topics by national and international experts in the field, to inform and guide our clinical practice and research priorities in the coming years.


Current Oncology Publishes Meeting Abstracts and Proceedings

As Canada’s premier Oncology journal, we aim to be the vehicle for meetings and conferences across Canada to maximize the impact of their findings and research presented. This can be accomplished by publishing your abstracts or a proceedings report with Current Oncology. We are also pleased to help promote meetings across Canada through marketing exchanges. For more information about publishing or exchange opportunities with Current Oncology, please contact Laura Hope.

“Share” an Article Feature is Now Available

The “Share” an article feature on the Current Oncology website allows our readers to share links to our articles through their social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, ResearchGate and CiteULike. Look for the “Share” icon at the bottom of the abstract, PDF and HTML pages of each article.


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 (January 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 www.current-oncology.com

Locoregional therapy of locally advanced breast cancer: a clinical practice guideline
Brackstone M, Fletcher GG, Dayes IS, Madarnas Y, SenGupta SK, Verma S; Members of the Breast Cancer Disease Site Group
Curr Oncol. 2015 Mar;22(Suppl 1):S54-66. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2316

Clinical challenges in patients with cancer-associated thrombosis: Canadian expert consensus recommendations
Carrier M, Lazo-Langner A, Shivakumar S, Tagalakis V, Gross PL, Blais N, Butts CA, Crowther M
Curr Oncol. 2015 Feb;22(1):49-59. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2392

Systemic treatment approaches in her2-negative advanced breast cancer-guidance on the guidelines
Joy AA, Ghosh M, Fernandes R, Clemons MJ
Curr Oncol. 2015 Mar;22(Suppl 1):S29-42. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2360

*Published within past 12 months


CAPhO Conference 2016

CAPhO Conference 2016 (CAPhO 2016), presented by the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO), will take place April 14 – 17, 2016 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The theme of CAPhO 2016 is Can We Talk? bringing to light our communication styles in the new age of personalized medicine and technological advancement.

Research has found that effective communication improves treatment outcomes. During the Conference, we will be presenting current practices as well as showcasing new ways of interacting with patients, peers and other healthcare professionals in a more standardized and meaningful way.

Let’s elevate the way we talk.

For more information about CAPhO 2016 and to sign up for the E-Newsletter, visit www.capho.org/conference or contact conference@capho.org.

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.

Register by March 3 for best rates.

Web: http://www.alpmottawa2016.ca
Phone: 604-875-5101
Email: cpd.info@ubc.ca

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

300 x 80px-01

Cancer survivor, best-selling author and healthcare advocate Dr. Robin McGee debunks the myths about patient advocacy in her latest piece Five Myths about Patient Advocates. “There is nothing like having a representative of the people you are there to serve to remind a clinician about the importance of better care. It dignifies the experience, and creates an atmosphere of dedication and respect for the cause. The truth can be reassuring.”


Contact Us