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Table 1 Summary of major themes associated with disparities in radiation therapy delivery

From: Disparities in radiation therapy delivery: current evidence and future directions in head and neck cancer

Disparity Theme Evidence for Disparities in Head & Neck Cancer
1) Underutilization of Definitive Radiation Therapy and/or Surgery Race [1, 2]; Insurance [3]
2) Delayed Time from Diagnosis to Radiation Therapy Initiation Race, Ethnicity, Insurance, Age, Income, Education [6]
3) Underutilization of Advanced Radiation Therapy Techniques (i.e. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy) Income [11]
4) Limited Access to High-Volume Radiation Therapy Providers Race [13]; Insurance [14]