Cancer Surgeons form Band to Benefit Cancer Research
Six oncologists from across the country have joined together to form a band with a mission to “enhance knowledge about gynecologic cancers and bring hope through rhythm for women undergoing treatment.” Their first CD eponymously titled, “N.E.D. No Evidence of Disease,” was released yesterday with all proceeds going to benefit research into gynecological cancers.
The six doctors, as well as being gynecological oncologists and cancer surgeons, are all experienced musicians but had never played together prior to a gig as an ice-breaker band at a medical conference. They played together several other times and caught the attention of Motema Music, a small New York music label. They began writing their own music that focused on their mission.
Their album features music with themes inspired by the experience of taking care of women with ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers. The music and information about the band and their cause can be found on their website.
- John Boggess, MD – Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Fellowship Program Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
- Joanie Hope, MD – a Gynecologic Oncology Fellow at the New York University School of Medicine.
- Nimesh Nagarsheth, MD – on faculty at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey.
- William “Rusty” Robinson, MD – the Director of Clinical Research at the Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo, Texas.
- John Soper, MD – Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
- Will Winter, MD – oncologist at Northwest Cancer Specialists in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.