A frequency distribution for the number of hematogenous organ metastases.

@article{Kendal2002AFD,
  title={A frequency distribution for the number of hematogenous organ metastases.},
  author={Wayne S. Kendal},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={217 2},
  pages={203-18}
}
The number of metastases associated with a primary tumor can be a major determinant for the chance of cure. A model is proposed here where the frequency distribution of the number of experimental organ metastases is affected by Poisson statistics, and by stochastic variations in regional blood flow. The model predicts that the mean E (X) and variance var (X) of the number of metastases per organ should relate according to a power function,var (X)= E (X)(p)+E (X), where and p are the constants… CONTINUE READING