Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts

Research Opportunity
Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
Department / Centre
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Personal web page

Summary Ovarian cysts are very common in children however ovarian malignancy is uncommon.

Project Details

Currently it is very difficult to differentiate malignant from benign disease in children as presentation can be very similar. It is important to try and discriminate between the two preoperatively so that appropriate surgical management is undertaken, so as not to upstage a malignancy, to avoid repeat surgery, and preserve fertility.

We are offering a position for an honours student to work with a multidisciplinary team across the pediatric and  adult sectors in order to evaluate a prediction of malignancy scoring system in pediatric and adolescent ovarian malignancy.

Faculty Research Themes

Cancer, Child Health

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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