Rock Band Consisting of Six Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons to Perform Series of Sold-Out Concerts as Part of September’s Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Band to raise awareness about gynecological cancer and raise money for women’s cancer charities.
The words "no evidence of disease" are what every cancer patient hopes to hear from her doctor after treatment. It is also the name of a rock band, N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) made up of six musically-talented gynecologic oncology surgeons from around the U.S. who get together several times a year to perform alternative rock and folk rock music to raise awareness about gynecological cancer.
This week the group will perform at five venues in the New York City Metropolitan area highlighted by sold-out performances on Saturday, September 22nd at the 92Y Tribeca and Sunday, September 23 at DROM New York. All performances are part of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and will raise approximately $30,000.00 for The Foundation For Women's Cancer and Margie's Fund. The 92Y Tribeca performance will be preceded by a preview screening of a new documentary on the band entitled "Dancing with N.E.D."
One of the founding members of the band is The Mount Sinai Medical Center's Nimesh P. Nagarsheth, MD, an internationally recognized gynecologic oncologist who is also a talented percussionist. Dr. Nagarsheth is also the author of the book and DVD (just released last week) "Music and Cancer: A Prescription for Healing" about the healing powers of music.
In addition to the two sold out performances, N.E.D. will also perform On Thursday, September 20 at the legendary Cotton Club of New York at 11:00pm and on Saturday, September 22 at Anita's Way, located between 42nd & 43rd St off Sixth Avenue, from 1 – 1:50pm. Both performances are open to the public.
"N.E.D. aims to break the silence and shed light on the deadly women's cancers that we as physicians treat daily," said Dr. Nagarsheth.
The group was formed in 2008 and has toured internationally. They released a full-length recording of their music, Six Degrees in mid-2011. More information about the group and the other members of the band can be found here:
About the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Mount Sinai was founded in 1967 before the discipline even received official designation as a subspecialty of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since then, it has been at the forefront in the treatment of all gynecologic cancers — the most common type of cancer in women after breast, lung, and colon cancers. Services include cancer screening, early detection, therapy, and post-treatment surveillance of cancers of the cervix, fallopian tube, ovary, uterus, vagina, and vulva. The Division provides a wide range of treatments including laser and laser and laparoscopic surgeries, lymphadenectomy, ovarian cytoreduction and debulking, port implantation, and urologic and bowel surgery. Mount Sinai was an early adaptor of new robotic surgical systems in place now — many years before the systems were considered acceptable by most centers. These minimally invasive surgeries provide shorter hospital stays, less scarring, and a faster return to normal activity. Approximately 60 percent of our surgeries are performed using a minimally invasive approach. Mount Sinai takes a multidisciplinary approach, using experts in diagnostic and interventional radiology, genetics, radiation therapy, palliative care, behavioral medicine, nutrition, and physical therapy. Mount Sinai also facilitates access to social services and internal support groups including Woman to Woman, a one-on-one support program for women facing gynecologic cancer and their families. Gynecologic cancer is an illness that impacts the entire family. Receiving the diagnosis is a devastating and frightening experience for a patient and her family. By providing information and support, Mount Sinai helps everyone cope with the reality of your diagnosis and enables family members to become more effective caregivers and advocates.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News and World Report.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News and World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.
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