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 What if one could predict/model tumor size based on driver mutations. If a correlation could be found between size of primary tumor and metastasis-(for e.g cells will tend to leave larger tumors than smaller ones because of nutrient deprivation of cells at periphery,so they migrate to search for nutrients) then metastasis could be predicted based on driver mutation, and preliminary intervention strategies could be designed.


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