One of the missions of the Oncofertility Consortium is to educate cancer patients, providers, and the larger oncology community. We have recently joined forces with a like-minded organization, the Cancer Knowledge Network, an affiliate of the journal, Current Oncology. Together, our organizations will promote advances in cancer research to providers and improve care to patients. The following guest blog by the Cancer Knowledge Network will be the first of many collaborations between our groups.
By Lorne Cooper-It is with considerable pleasure that I introduce the partnership between the Oncofertility Consortium and the Cancer Knowledge Network (CKN) of the parent journal, Current Oncology. Like the Oncofertility Consortium, It is the objective of all those who have been involved in the creation of CKN to provide an open-access, multi-disciplinary online forum for oncologists and cancer-care professionals to connect, become informed and initiate discourse.
We are excited to initiate an information exchange with the Oncofertility consortium. Our readers will benefit from the insight this esteemed organization can provide us regarding the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that concern cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by disease or its treatment.
About the Cancer Knowledge Network
Established in 1994, Current Oncology is a Canadian-based and internationally distributed peer-reviewed medical journal. Published on a bi-monthly basis, in addition to special supplemental issues, the journal represents a multidisciplinary medium that encompasses health care workers in the field of cancer therapy. We have an international readership of over 3,000 oncologists, academics and industry professionals. Current Oncology is proudly published by Multimed Inc. and is indexed/covered in PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database), Scopus, Journal Selector, CrossRef, Index Copernicus, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Google Scholar, EMCare,EBSCOhost.com Research Databases, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. Following publication in Current Oncology, the full text of each article is available immediately and archived in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. It is also available in the databases of 100 libraries worldwide, and is a participant of the HINARI program. Current Oncology welcomes international papers. Contact us to learn about our submission guidelines.
In April, 2011, Multimed Inc. launched the Cancer Knowledge Network, an interactive social website that provides a peer-reviewed forum for discussing research and issues pertinent to the oncology community. The Current Oncology senior editorial board periodically selects journal articles to be featured in forum discussions. Users are encouraged to participate in these online debates, which are moderated by either the study’s author or a senior editor.
The Cancer Knowledge Network also provides special content for trainees via a dedicated resident’s section, as well as a special patient’s section that focuses on the theme of “life after cancer”. Our goal is to promote reputable modes of treatment and disease management while creating a central vehicle that promotes physician and patient dialogue, improves communication and, in the process, betters long-term outcomes and quality of life of patients who have survived cancer.
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