Announcement: GCF Surgeons Raise Awareness through Rock

September 8, 2009

They’re six doctors you hope to never meet in a hospital, yet you could have a great time rocking out to their music. By profession, they are gynecologic oncologists charged with guiding women (and their families) through gynecologic cancer diagnosis and treatment and—hopefully—to a cure. With each case, their highest hope is to deliver the sweetest words a cancer patient can hear: “No Evidence of Disease.”

N.E.D. Band

Photo Credit: Craig LaCourt

In March 2008, the annual medical conference for the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists reported new medical research, as always. But this conference would reveal another breakthrough: the creation of N.E.D.—a rock band with a mission—and the inception of a charitable cancer foundation of the same name which also is aligned with the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.

The mission of the band is to enhance knowledge about gynecologic cancers to save lives, as well as to bring hope through music to women undergoing treatment and to the world at large. The doctors strongly believe that music heals. They are in it to heal themselves, their patients and everyone who will listen.
For more information, visit www.nedtheband.com.

Donate to the N.E.D. Fund

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.