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Table 2 Estimates of tumor growth rates compared with Spratt and colleagues' [9] estimates based on overlooked and nontreated cancers

From: Breast cancer tumor growth estimated through mammography screening data

Percentile Growth parameter (κ i in equation (1)) Time (years) tumor takes to grow from 10 mm to 20 mm
  Estimate Spratt et al. Estimate Spratt et al.
1st 0.2 0.2 10.9 12.9
5th 0.4 0.6 6.3 4.6
25th 1.3 1.7 2.0 1.5
50th 3.0 3.2 0.9 0.8
75th 7.2 5.2 0.4 0.5
95th 25.4 11.8 0.1 0.2
99th 61.9 33.7 0.0 0.1
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