Onconephrology abstracts and publication trends: Time to collaborate

Jyotsana Thakkar, Rimda Wanchoo, Kenar D. Jhaveri

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Onconephrology is an emerging subspecialty of nephrology. The American Society of Nephrology(ASN) created a forum dedicated to the field of onconephrology in 2011 to improve collaborative care for cancer patients with kidney disease. In this article, we review the ASN Kidney Week abstracts that were related to onconephrology. There has been an increase in the number of onconephrology-related abstracts at ASN over last 3 years. But only one-fifth of abstracts that were onconephrology related in ASN were published in peer review journals. Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ) has seen an increase in onconephrology publications in the last 3 years. Most were case reports or review articles. The more widespread use of the keyword 'onconephrology' in all such manuscriptsmay facilitate the search for onconephrology research papers. To advance the field, CKJ has now created an onconephrology subheading formanuscript categorization.We also propose that conference organizers of ASN and other kidney-related society meeting such as International Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation and European Dialysis and Transplantation Association have a separate onconephrology abstract category. Randomized controlled trials in a subspecialty like onconephrology can only be possiblewhen there is collaboration amongst nephrologists and cancer physicians from cancer centers around the world that interact and share research ideas at international meetings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Kidney Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • ASN Kidney Week
  • CKJ
  • Chemotherapy toxicity
  • Nephrology education
  • Onconephrology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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