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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)

Apoptotic pathways as a therapeutic target for colorectal cancer treatment  
Aman M Abraha, Ezra B Ketema
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):583-591. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.583
Regulation of CTNNB1 signaling in gastric cancer and stem cells  
Shihori Tanabe, Kazuhiko Aoyagi, Hiroshi Yokozaki, Hiroki Sasaki
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):592-598. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.592
Road map for pain management in pancreatic cancer: A review  
Marie José Lahoud, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Joelle Antoun, Lana El Osta, Marwan Ghosn
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):599-606. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.599
Basic Study
Plasma chitinase 3-like 1 is persistently elevated during first month after minimally invasive colorectal cancer resection  
H M C Shantha Kumara, David Gaita, Hiromichi Miyagaki, Xiaohong Yan, Sonali AC Hearth, Linda Njoh, Vesna Cekic, Richard L Whelan
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):607-614. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.607
Immunohistochemical analysis of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms  
Vivian Weiss, Julie Dueber, Jesse P Wright, Justin Cates, Frank Revetta, Alexander A Parikh, Nipun B Merchant, Chanjuan Shi
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):615-622. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.615
Observational Study
Activated systemic inflammatory response at diagnosis reduces lymph node count in colonic carcinoma  
Rory P Kennelly, Brenda Murphy, John O Larkin, Brian J Mehigan, Paul H McCormick
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):623-628. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.623
Academic hospital staff compliance with a fecal immunochemical test-based colorectal cancer screening program  
Georgia Vlachonikolou, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Athanasios D Sioulas, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Anastasia Melissaratou, Giannis-Aimant Moustafa, Eleni Xanthopoulou, Gerasimos Tsilimidos, Ioanna Tsironi, Paraskevas Filippidis, Chrysoula Malli, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):629-634. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.629
Randomized Clinical Trial
Utility of different serum fibrosis markers in diagnosing patients with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic adenocarcinoma  
Anna Kozak, Renata Talar-Wojnarowska, Aleksandra Kaczka, Anna Borkowska, Leszek Czupryniak, Ewa Małecka-Panas, Anita Gąsiorowska
World J Gastrointest Oncol 8(8):635-641. Published online Aug 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i8.635