Welcome to World Journal of Clinical Oncology


The World Journal of Clinical Oncology (WJCO) 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 oncology.  It was launched on November 10, 2010 and is published bimonthly (6 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.


We encourage oncologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJCO 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 WJCO 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 WJCO’s acceptance rate: 55%. Submit here >>

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Contents Volume 7  Issue 2  April 10, 2016
Gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Is now time for a new approach?  
Rossana Berardi, Mariangela Torniai, Agnese Savini, Silvia Rinaldi, Stefano Cascinu
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):131-134. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.131
Targeting Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 as a promising strategy for cancer treatment  
Irene Marchesi, Luigi Bagella
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):135-148. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.135
Sequential treatment in disseminated well- and intermediate-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Common sense or low rationale?  
Enrique Grande
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):149-154. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.149
Present laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer in Japan  
Takeo Sato, Masahiko Watanabe
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):155-159. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.155
Estrogen receptor alpha gene amplification in breast cancer: 25 years of debate  
Frederik Holst
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):160-173. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.160
Clinical utilities and biological characteristics of melanoma sentinel lymph nodes  
Dale Han, Daniel C Thomas, Jonathan S Zager, Barbara Pockaj, Richard L White, Stanley PL Leong
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):174-188. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.174
Review of anticancer mechanisms of isoquercitin  
Guilherme di Camillo Orfali, Ana Carolina Duarte, Vivien Bonadio, Natalia Peres Martinez, Maria Elisa Melo Branco de Araújo, Fernanda Bruschi Marinho Priviero, Patricia Oliveira Carvalho, Denise Gonçalves Priolli
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):189-199. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.189
Role of the microbiome in non-gastrointestinal cancers  
Meirav Pevsner-Fischer, Timur Tuganbaev, Mariska Meijer, Sheng-Hong Zhang, Zhi-Rong Zeng, Min-Hu Chen, Eran Elinav
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):200-213. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.200
Distance caregiving a family member with cancer: A review of the literature on distance caregiving and recommendations for future research  
Sara L Douglas, Polly Mazanec, Amy Lipson, Mary Leuchtag
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):214-219. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.214
Symptom management during and after treatment with concurrent chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer: A review of the literature and areas for future research  
Heidi Mason, Mary Beth DeRubeis, Nancy Burke, Melissa Shannon, Danielle Karsies, Gregory Wolf, Avi Eisbruch, Francis Worden
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):220-226. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.220
Integrating palliative care in oncologic emergency departments: Challenges and opportunities  
Ahmed F Elsayem, Hiba E Elzubeir, Patricia A Brock, Knox H Todd
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):227-233. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.227
Is breast conservative surgery a reasonable option in multifocal or multicentric tumors?  
Gilles Houvenaeghel, Agnès Tallet, Aurélie Jalaguier-Coudray, Monique Cohen, Marie Bannier, Camille Jauffret-Fara, Eric Lambaudie
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):234-242. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.234
Locoregional treatment of early breast cancer with isolated tumor cells or micrometastases on sentinel lymph node biopsy  
Agnès Tallet, Eric Lambaudie, Monique Cohen, Mathieu Minsat, Marie Bannier, Michel Resbeut, Gilles Houvenaeghel
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):243-252. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.243
Off-label use of targeted therapies in oncology  
Dominique Levêque
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):253-257. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.253
Retrospective Study
Sentinel lymph node biopsy in clinically detected ductal carcinoma in situ  
Ahmed Yahia Al-Ameer, Sahar Al Nefaie, Badria Al Johani, Ihab Anwar, Taher Al Tweigeri, Asma Tulbah, Mohmmed Alshabanah, Osama Al Malik
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):258-264. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.258
Case Report
Gallbladder adenocarcinoma and paraneoplastic parathyroid hormone mediated hypercalcemia  
Meera Yogarajah, Bhradeev Sivasambu, Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):265-269. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.265
Isolated subcutaneous implantation of a borderline ovarian tumor: A case report and review of the literature  
Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Borsu Yeganeh, Jutta Luettges, Achim Maibach, Ruediger Langenberg, Natalia Krawczyk, Peter Paluchowski, Holger Maul, Gerhard Gebauer
World J Clin Oncol 7(2):270-274. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.270