Current Oncology

Established in 1994, Current Oncology is a peer-reviewed, Canadian based and Internationally distributed journal. Published bi-monthly plus special supplemental issues, Current Oncology represents a multidisciplinary medium encompassing health care workers in the field of cancer therapy to report upon and to review progress in the management of this disease. Current Oncology is published by Multimed Inc.

Current Oncology is indexed/covered in PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database), Scopus, Journal Selector, Crossref, Index Copernicus, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google Scholar, EMCare, Research Databases, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. Following publication in Current Oncology, the full text of each article is available immediately and archived in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. It is also available in the databases of 100 libraries worldwide, and is a participant of the HINARI program.

The information provided on the Current Oncology website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.



Journal Announcement: Multimed Inc. partners with TrendMD to help Current Oncology readers discover the article they want to read next


What to read next? To address the challenge of helping readers find the most relevant research across an ever-growing number of articles online, we have partnered with TrendMD, the world’s leading scholarly research recommendation engine. Now our readers can quickly discover article recommendations related to what they just finished reading in the moment, without another search.

From an article page on Current Oncology, readers will see “We recommend…. powered by TrendMD.” The recommended articles are selected based on sophisticated algorithms applied across millions of articles served each month and based on actual reader click behavior (“people that read X, also clicked on Y”), similar to what one expects at Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify.

Posted: 2017-06-28 More...

Current Oncology is pleased to announce our new partnership with CAPO


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 (

Multimed Inc.

Publisher of Current Oncology

Posted: 2017-03-01 More...

Toronto nurse named Canadian Oncology Nurse of the Year Known as innovator and leader, inspired by her patients, selected by panel of oncology nurses


Calgary (October 22, 2016) — Angela Leahey distinctly remembers the very first oncology patient she encountered as a new graduate over 25 years ago. 

“I’ve never forgotten her – her name, her husband, how sick she was and the conversation we had about her treatment, her life, and her death,” she says.

That patient, along with countless others since, directed Ms. Leahey to continue a 23-year career in oncology nursing and ultimately the leadership role she now holds, designing programs that focus on meeting the needs of patients and their families.

It also led to Ms. Leahey being selected as 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year.

Click here to read full announcement.

Posted: 2016-11-03 More...
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Vol 24, No 3 (2017)

Table of Contents


K.I. Stajduhar, A. Mollison, D. Gleave, S.W. Hwang


M. Chasen, S. Hollingshead, H. Conter, R. Bhargava
R.S. Lim, A.Z. Kielar, R.H. El-Maraghi, M.A. Fraser, C. Nessim, S. Thipphavong
M. Clemons, A.A. Joy, J. Hilton, A. Arnaout, M. Brackstone, P. Wheatley-Price, C. Stober, R. Dinniwell, S. Mazzarello, M. da Costa, B. Hutton

Original Article(s)

Biomarkers in Oncology

S. Sun, Z. Chen, C. Cao, B. Wu, B. Wang, Y. Yu, Z. Chen, Z. Hu, Z. Deng

Cancer Control and Prevention

W.K. Evans, R. Truscott, E. Cameron, A. Peter, R. Reid, P. Selby, P. Smith, A. Hay

Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship

S. McEwen, C. Dunphy, J. Norman Rios, A. Davis, J. Jones, A. Lam, I. Poon, R. Martino, J. Ringash
M.A. Dalzell, N. Smirnow, W. Sateren, A. Sintharaphone, M. Ibrahim, L. Mastroianni, L.D. Vales Zambrano, S. O'Brien

Clinical Trials

A.E. Hay, Y.W. Leung, J.L. Pater, M.C. Brown, E. Bell, D. Howell, Z. Kassam, S. Willing, C. Tian, G. Liu

Geriatric Oncology

C. Bilir, S. Durak, B. Kızılkaya, I. Hacıbekiroglu, E. Nayır, H. Engin

Knowledge Translation

S. Tan, J. David, L. Lalonde, M. El Khoury, M. Labelle, R. Younan, E. Patocskai, J. Richard, I. Trop

Medical Economics

F. Gwadry-Sridhar, S. Nikan, A. Hamou, S.J. Seung, T. Petrella, A.M. Joshua, S. Ernst, N. Mittmann
M. Elmi, H. Hussain, S. Nofech-Mozes, B. Curpen, A. Leahey, N. Look Hong

Radiation Oncology

R.C.N. Studinski, D.J. Fraser, R.S. Samant, M.S. MacPherson
H. Vulpe, J.Y.Y. Kwan, A. McNiven, J.D. Brierley, R. Tsang, B. Chan, D.P. Goldstein, L.W. Le, A. Hope, M. Giuliani

Surgical Oncology

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

Review Article(s)

Practice Guideline(s)

L. Barbera, C. Zwaal, D. Elterman, K. McPherson, W. Wolfman, A. Katz, A. Matthew, and the Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People with Cancer Guideline Development Group

Short Communication(s)

K. Tran, R. Rahal, S. Fung, G. Lockwood, C. Louzado, J. Xu, H. Bryant, in collaboration with the System Performance Steering Committee and Technical Working Group

Case Report(s)

B. Domingo-Arrué, R. Gil-Benso, J. Megías, L. Navarro, T. San-Miguel, L. Muñoz-Hidalgo, C. López-Ginés, M. Cerdá-Nicolás
N. Chooback, Y. Shen, M. Jones, K. Kasaian, M. Martin, T. Ng, T. Thompson, M. Marra, J. Laskin, C. Ho