"Cancer research is like an ocean, you add a new drop and nothing will happen. But sometimes the discovery is so fundamental that it opens up a whole new idea, a whole new concept in the field and I think this paper belongs to that category,"
"In many ways cancer research is like football - teamwork is critical to success. The centre's programme will allow us to bring together researchers that can fill key positions in our team and we envision that by working together, we can and will defeat prostate cancer."
"To use an analogy, cancer research is like the tortoise and the hare. The hare may be quick off the line, but the slower tortoise eventually wins the race because he's steady."
"I feel that cancer research is like a pointillism picture where every single dot is a piece of important knowledge.Initially, you may not know what the dots represent, butas the dots increase and the colours begin to definethemselves, a shape takes place and you realize what thewhole picture is. I like to think of cancer as a canvas, andI believe that this canvas is now 80% full."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.