study of metastasis


That's A Big Animal.....

a: Study of metastasis ~
b: group of blind people studying an elephant

What: "By analogy, the study of metastasis is like a group of blind people studying an elephant. Each describes the pachyderm based on the part (s)he touches, but none comprehends the whole elephant because his/her exposure is limited. Likewise, the complexity of metastasis can only be appreciated when one either steps back from a specialized area and examines the landscape or communicates with other researchers studying other aspects of the process."

Writer: Andrea M. Mastro et
Date: May 10 2013 5:39 PM

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