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The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (WJGO) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of gastrointestinal oncology.  It was launched on October 15, 2009 and is published trimonthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.


We encourage gastrointestinal oncologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGO describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.


The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJGO are as follows: from manuscript receipt to peer review: 2-4 weeks; from initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; from return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; from final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; from article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJGO’s acceptance rate: 46%.  Submit here >>

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Contents Volume 8  Issue 2  February 15, 2016
Topic Highlight
Clinical significance of lymphadenectomy in patients with gastric cancer  
Dezső Tóth, János Plósz, Miklós Török
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):136-146. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.136
Role of Helicobacter pylori in gastric cancer: Updates  
Jahanarah Khatoon, Ravi Prakash Rai, Kashi Nath Prasad
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):147-158. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.147
Endoscopic approach to the diagnosis of pancreatic cystic tumor  
Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Mine
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):159-164. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.159
Advancement in treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with radiopharmaceuticals  
Yu-Ping Xu, Min Yang
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):165-172. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.165
Molecularly targeted therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma - a drug development crisis?  
Kiruthikah Thillai, Paul Ross, Debashis Sarker
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):173-185. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.173
Neoadjuvant radiotherapeutic strategies in pancreatic cancer  
Falk Roeder
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):186-197. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.186
Ubiquitin proteasome system research in gastrointestinal cancer  
Jia-Ling Zhong, Chang-Zhi Huang
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):198-206. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.198
Case Control Study
Risk factors for the development of colorectal carcinoma: A case control study from South India  
Santhana Krishnan Iswarya, Kariyarath Cheriyath Premarajan, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Sathasivam Suresh Kumar, Vikram Kate
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):207-214. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.207
Retrospective Cohort Study
Correlation of Helicobacter pylori and interleukin-8 mRNA expression in high risk gastric cancer population prediction  
Wilaiwan Chongruksut, Sirikan Limpakan (Yamada), Bandhuphat Chakrabandhu, Chidchanok Ruengorn, Sirisak Nanta
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):215-221. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.215
Evidence-Based Medicine
Evaluation of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity activity and cetuximab response in KRAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer patients  
Cristiana Lo Nigro, Vincenzo Ricci, Daniela Vivenza, Martino Monteverde, Giuliana Strola, Francesco Lucio, Federica Tonissi, Emanuela Miraglio, Cristina Granetto, Mirella Fortunato, Marco Carlo Merlano
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):222-230. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.222
Case Report
Rectal neuroendocrine tumor with uncommon metastatic spread: A case report and review of literature  
Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Michail Galanopoulos, Maria Tolia, Maria Kiakou, Georgios Nakos, Aristoula Papakostidi, Georgios Koumakis
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(2):231-234. Published online Feb 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i2.231