Malignant tumours are cancer. Malignant cancer will spread beyond the ovary, invading and damaging other organs of the body. The spread of cancer beyond its tissue of origin is called metastasis.
Multidisciplinary Team – several members of different hospital departments who meet to discuss the treatment plan for individual patients.
The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another by the lymphatic system or by the blood stream.
MRI scan - magnetic resonance imaging
A scan that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to build up detailed pictures of the body from signals sent out from water molecules in the body.
A tool used to sift through and analyse the information contained within a genome. A microarray consists of different nucleic acid probes that are chemically attached to a substrate, which can be a microchip, a glass slide or a microsphere-sized bead.