Information and resources for digging deeper and getting more medical information about a specific cancer. It is suggested that you read the resources in the "Basic" section, as well as the section on the specific cancer, before tackling this one.
Navigating the Maze of Medical Research
Nice introductory article from the Web site of the American Medical Association. Explains the importance of peer-reviewed research and goes over some of the basic terms used in research studies.
Understanding Medical News
Another great introduction to the subject. The article addresses how to start to pick apart seemingly conflicting studies, puts the various types of studies in context, and helps begin to get perspective on figuring out which research may be relevant to your situation. From DrKoop.com
Steve Dunn's CancerGuide
THE place to start researching your cancer. This site contains a great page on the pros and cons of researching your cancer, as well as the excellent essay by Stephen Jay Gould The Median Isnt the Message a MUST if you are going to be reading cancer statistics.
Ovarian Cancer Research Notebook
This great site with the latest in ovarian cancer research is updated every few months.
Oncolink's Gynecologic Oncology Page
There is a lot of great information here - unfortunately, it isn't always easy to find, so you may have to go poking to find information that fits your specific situation. After reading the patient-oriented material, try the physician-oriented PDQ files to get an idea whether this "in-depth research" route is for you.
PubMed - Public Access to the Medline Database
From the National Library of Medicine. This is where you go to find the latest studies on your particular topic. This will NOT give you the full articles, but the abstracts only. Be careful about drawing conclusions from abstracts!
Medical-ese got you down? Check out this online dictionary from CancerWeb.