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Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO)

Practical Radiation Oncology is currently accepting applicants for the Reviewer Apprenticeship program.

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proJournal_coverLaunched in January 2011, PRO is the official clinical practice journal of ASTRO and a natural complement to the Red Journal. Under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief W. Robert Lee, MD, MS, MEd, of Duke University in Durham, N.C., PRO is dedicated to improving the quality of radiation oncology practice, documenting the state of current practice, providing background for those in training and the continuing education of practitioners. 

Published quarterly, both online and in print, the journal contains articles relevant to everyday practice and include ASTRO's evidence-based guidelines and white papers. A subscription to Practical Radiation Oncology is included in the dues for all Active, Affiliate, Allied and International members.

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Note to Authors: PRO typically accepts the following types of papers:

  • Patient safety
  • Imaging
  • Contouring
  • Target delineation
  • Simulation
  • Treatment planning
  • Immobilization
  • Organ motion
  • Guidelines, consensus statements, and position papers
  • Maintenance of certification
  • Practice quality improvement initiatives
  • Teaching cases
  • High impact innovations in treatment, dosimetry, and quality
  • Professionalism, biomedical ethics and practice management 
  • Educational innovation


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