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    Despite the limitations of our study we found a strong correlation between treatment location and time to completion of therapy. Moving forward, it is critical that these patients are recognized at the beginning of their care and efforts are made to ensure timely and coordinated care in order to improve compliance rates with RT. Using cancer navigators to help coordinate care between multiple sites and providers, providing patients with a treatment plan outline, and encouraging patients to meet with the 4μ8C oncologist who will perform their brachyther-apy at the start of therapy may help close the treatment duration gap. Several studies have noted improvement in care coordination with the use of cancer navigators including improved adherence to cancer ap-pointments [22]. Multi-institution studies are necessary to confirm this finding, and to further evaluate treatment duration on recurrence rates and disease specific survival.
    Authors' contribution
    Corinne Calo, DO: Primary author. Performed majority of the chart review and wrote the bulk of the abstract/manuscript.
    John Elliott, MPH, PhD: Helped to organize data and performed ma-jority of statistical analyses.
    Gary Reid, MD: Provided charts for chart review, helped in writing and editing the abstract and final paper.
    Aine Clements, MD: Provided charts for chart review, helped in writ-ing and editing the abstract and final paper. Performed statistical analy-sis and created figures for progression free survival and overall survival.
    Kellie Rath, MD: Primary investigator/mentor for project. Helped to design the project and data collection sheet. Helped in writing and editing the abstract and final paper.
    There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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    c Department of 4μ8C Clinical Laboratory, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi'an 710069, PR China
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