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Population-based data sets from cancer registries may represent alternate ways to gain insight into specific questions within this group. Results in regional and nonuniversity hospitals are typically worse in outcome parameters. Often, radiation therapy in this setting is based on conventional fractionation of only moderate doses. Long-distance transportation to centralized radiotherapy units may be responsible for early discontinuation, significant treatment interruptions, and an increased overall treatment time leading to worse outcome.
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