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Table 2 Tumour stage, waiting time (WT) (years) and number of mutations (NM) for patient Mx34 based on our calculation, and data published in [1].

From: A new model of time scheme for progression of colorectal cancer

Stages WT WT in[1] NM NM in[1]
Microadenema 1-2 3 3 3
Small-adenoma 3-4 5 4 4
Large adenoma 7 7 5 5
early carcinoma 8-19 8-23 6-25 6-25
Advanced carcinoma 20-30 25 > 25 > 25
Metastasis 33 25 > 33 28