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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 >>

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Epigenetics of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: A clinicopathologic perspective 
Brendan M Finnerty, Katherine D Gray, Maureen D Moore, Rasa Zarnegar, Thomas J Fahey III 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):341-353. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.341
Retrospective Cohort Study
Stratification of outcomes for mucinous appendiceal adenocarcinoma with peritoneal metastasis by histological grade 
Travis Edward Grotz, Richard E Royal, Paul F Mansfield, Michael James Overman, Gary N Mann, Kristen Ashlee Robinson, Karen A Beaty, Safiea Rafeeq, Auerlio Matamoros, Michelle W Taggart, Keith Francis Fournier 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):354-362. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.354
Characterisation and risk assessment of venous thromboembolism in gastrointestinal cancers 
Robert L Metcalf, Eamon Al-Hadithi, Nicholas Hopley, Thomas Henry, Clare Hodgson, Antony McGurk, Wasat Mansoor, Jurjees Hasan 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):363-371. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.363
Retrospective Study
En bloc pancreaticoduodenectomy and right hemicolectomy for locally advanced right-sided colon cancer 
Yuji Kaneda, Hiroshi Noda, Yuhei Endo, Nao Kakizawa, Kosuke Ichida, Fumiaki Watanabe, Takaharu Kato, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Koichi Suzuki, Toshiki Rikiyama 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):372-378. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.372
Prospective Study
Polyethylene glycol microspheres loaded with irinotecan for arterially directed embolic therapy of metastatic liver cancer 
Giammaria Fiorentini, Riccardo Carandina, Donatella Sarti, Michele Nardella, Odysseas Zoras, Stefano Guadagni, Riccardo Inchingolo, Massimiliano Nestola, Alessandro Felicioli, Daniel Barnes Navarro, Fernando Munos Gomez, Camillo Aliberti 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):379-384. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.379
Case Report
Desmoid type fibromatosis: A case report with an unusual etiology 
Syed Faisal Jafri, Obada Obaisi, Gerardo G Vergara, Joe Cates, Jaswinder Singh, Jennifer Feeback, Harathi Yandrapu 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):385-389. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.385
Pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm in a CDKN2A germline mutation carrier 
Fernando Martínez de Juan, María Reolid Escribano, Carmen Martínez Lapiedra, Fernanda Maia de Alcantara, María Caballero Soto, Ana Calatrava Fons, Isidro Machado 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):390-396. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.390
Cervical Castleman’s disease mimicking lymph node metastasis of esophageal carcinoma 
Takumi Yamabuki, Masanori Ohara, Mototsugu Kato, Noriko Kimura, Tomohide Shirosaki, Kunishige Okamura, Aki Fujiwara, Ryo Takahashi, Kazuteru Komuro, Nozomu Iwashiro, Satoshi Hirano 
World J Gastrointest Oncol 9(9):397-401. Published online Sep 15, 2017. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v9.i9.397