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These documents often focus on a technology or process step and describe recommended procedures and considerations for safe delivery of radiation in specific areas of clinical practice.

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Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) is a bimonthly journal whose mission is to improve the quality of radiation oncology practice. The Editors encourage submission of research and opinion papers on radiation oncology as it is practiced today-especially with focus on imaging, contouring, target delineation, simulation, treatment planning, immobilization, organ motion, patient safety, quality measurement, and other practical issues. Please see Aims and Scope and Author Guidelines for further information.

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International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP), known in the field as the Red Journal, offers authoritative articles linking new research and technologies to clinical applications.

Advances in Radiation Oncology is a wide-ranging open access journal that publishes full-length articles and brief reports.

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Founded in 1958, ASTRO's mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving health care environment.

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January 2021
Volume 11, Issue 1

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Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer
Practical Radiation Oncology senior editor Michael Buckstein, MD, PhD, hosts a discussion on the recently published ASTRO clinical practice guideline on radiation therapy for rectal cancer. Two of the authors of the guideline, Jennifer Wo, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital and Prajnan Das, MD, MS, MPH of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss the development process of the guideline and the evidence for the recommendations included. Brian Czito, MD, of Duke University Medical Center and an author of the associated commentary “Emerging Treatment Paradigms in Localized Rectal Cancer” discusses some of the ongoing and upcoming paradigm shifts in the treatment of rectal cancer.

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PRO Editor Podcast – January 2021
Robert Amdur In his debut podcast as Editor-in-Chief, Robert Amdur, MD, discusses several of the new Practical Radiation Oncology journal initiatives upcoming in 2021. New projects include the establishment of a new article type, expansions of the journal’s social media presence, and an increase in regular podcasts.

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Chart Rounds and Peer Review
Talcott, Evans, Chera Wesley Talcott, MD, and Sue Evans, MD, MPH join PRO Senior Editor Bhisham Chera, MD, to discuss their article "A Blinded, Prospective Study of Error Detection During Physician Chart Rounds in Radiation Oncology." The authors discuss their motivation for the study, how plan review and chart rounds can be more effective, and more. Also available in the September-October 2020 issue of PRO is an accompanying editorial by Dr. Chera, "Restructuring our approach to peer review: a critical need to improve the quality and safety of radiation therapy." For those interested in expanding their peer review pool, see the new ASTRO Peer-to-Peer Match program, a user-driven platform that facilitates the establishment of relationships for the purpose of peer review of patient cases.

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