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Welcome to the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

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 monthly (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: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) 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 >>

2016 Published Issues
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Hsin-Chen Lee, PhD, Professor; Dimitrios Roukos, MD, PhD, Professor


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1948-5204 (online)

Role of targeted therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer  
Yoshihito Ohhara, Naoki Fukuda, Satoshi Takeuchi, Rio Honma, Yasushi Shimizu, Ichiro Kinoshita, Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):642-655. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.642
Role of the preoperative usefulness of the pathological diagnosis of pancreatic diseases  
Kazuya Matsumoto, Yohei Takeda, Takumi Onoyama, Soichiro Kawata, Hiroki Kurumi, Masaru Ueki, Norimasa Miura, Hajime Isomoto
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):656-662. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.656
Pathogenesis and risk factors for gastric cancer after Helicobacter pylori eradication  
Reina Ohba, Katsunori Iijima
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):663-672. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.663
Molecular mechanisms of chemoresistance in gastric cancer  
Wen-Jia Shi, Jin-Bo Gao
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):673-681. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.673
Pancreatic cancer: New hopes after first line treatment  
Francesca Aroldi, Paola Bertocchi, Giordano Savelli, Edoardo Rosso, Alberto Zaniboni
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):682-687. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.682
Retrospective Cohort Study
Association between serum vitamin D levels and gastric cancer: A retrospective chart analysis  
Neil Vyas, Rafael Ching Companioni, Melik Tiba, Hassan Alkhawam, Carmine Catalano, Robert Sogomonian, Joel Baum, Aaron Walfish
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):688-694. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.688
Retrospective Study
Delaying surgery after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy improves prognosis of rectal cancer  
Mehmet Mihmanlı, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, İsmail Ethem Akgün, Mustafa Fevzi Celayir, Pınar Yazıcı, Deniz Tunçel, Tuba Tülin Bek, Ayhan Öz, Sinan Ömeroğlu
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):695-706. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.695
Questionnaire survey regarding the current status of super-extended lymph node dissection in Japan  
Shinji Morita, Takeo Fukagawa, Hisataka Fujiwara, Hitoshi Katai
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(9):707-714. Published online Sep 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i9.707