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Welcome to the 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 >>

2017 Published Issues
3 2 1

Godefridus Peters, PhD, Professor


PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.

Journal Metrics

IPP (Impact per Publication) (2015): 3.306; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2015): 1.241; CiteScore (2016): 4.00.


2218-4333 (online)

Histone deacetylases, microRNA and leptin crosstalk in pancreatic cancer  
Cynthia I Tchio Mantho, Adriana Harbuzariu, Ruben R Gonzalez-Perez
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):178-189. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.178
Multidisciplinary approach of colorectal cancer liver metastases  
Giammaria Fiorentini, Donatella Sarti, Camillo Aliberti, Riccardo Carandina, Andrea Mambrini, Stefano Guadagni
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):190-202. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.190
Evolving role of Sorafenib in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma  
Ioannis A Ziogas, Georgios Tsoulfas
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):203-213. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.203
Magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and neoadjuvant treatment evaluation in locally advanced rectal cancer: A pictorial review  
Gulgun Engin, Rasul Sharifov
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):214-229. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.214
Immunotherapy in pancreatic cancer: Unleash its potential through novel combinations  
Songchuan Guo, Merly Contratto, George Miller, Lawrence Leichman, Jennifer Wu
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):230-240. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.230
Current state and controversies in fertility preservation in women with breast cancer  
Enes Taylan, Kutluk H Oktay
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):241-248. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.241
Biological mesh reconstruction of the pelvic floor following abdominoperineal excision for cancer: A review  
Boris Schiltz, Nicolas Christian Buchs, Marta Penna, Cosimo Riccardo Scarpa, Emilie Liot, Philippe Morel, Frederic Ris
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):249-254. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.249
Potential prognostic biomarkers in pancreatic juice of resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma  
Shefali Agrawal
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):255-260. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.255
Case Control Study
Levels of neutrophil gelatinase-assosciated lipocalin in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in Indian population from Haryana state  
Monica Verma, Kiran Dahiya, Abhishek Soni, Rakesh Dhankhar, Veena S Ghalaut, Aastha Bansal, Vivek Kaushal
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):261-265. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.261
Systematic Reviews
Recurrence-free survival as a putative surrogate for overall survival in phase III trials of curative-intent treatment of colorectal liver metastases: Systematic review  
Raphael L C Araujo, Paulo Herman, Rachel P Riechelmann
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):266-272. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.266
Robot-assisted laparoscopic vs open gastrectomy for gastric cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis  
Stefano Caruso, Alberto Patriti, Franco Roviello, Lorenzo De Franco, Franco Franceschini, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):273-284. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.273
Case Report
Bilateral diffuse grade 5 radiation pneumonitis after intensity modulated radiation therapy for localized lung cancer  
Virginia W Osborn, Andrea Leaf, Anna Lee, Elizabeth Garay, Joseph Safdieh, David Schwartz, David Schreiber
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):285-288. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.285
Prostatic adenocarcinoma oncocytic variant: Case report and literature review  
Matthew M Klairmont, Nadeem Zafar
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):289-292. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.289
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor Grade 1 patients followed up without surgery: Case series  
Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Satoshi Kawana, Yuko Hashimoto, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):293-299. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.293
Target migration from re-inflation of adjacent atelectasis during lung stereotactic body radiotherapy  
Bijing Mao, Vivek Verma, Dandan Zheng, Xiaofeng Zhu, Nathan R Bennion, Abhijeet R Bhirud, Maria A Poole, Weining Zhen
World J Clin Oncol 8(3):300-304. Published online Jun 10, 2017. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.300