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Tulane to host gynecologic cancer survivor weekend

August 8, 2014

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789
kbrannon@tulane.edu

Tulane Cancer Center will host a Gynecologic Cancer Survivor Weekend on Aug. 15-16, featuring a documentary screening and a benefit concert by N.E.D., a critically acclaimed band comprised of six prominent gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country, including bass player Dr. William “Rusty” Robinson of Tulane Cancer Center.  

N.E.D. stands for “No Evidence of Disease,” the words every cancer patient wants to hear after treatment. These rock ‘n’ roll docs spend their days caring for women – in operating rooms, clinics and research labs – and their spare time healing and inspiring through music.  Their mission is to save lives through prevention, early detection and research and to bring awareness of gynecologic cancers and hope through their songs.   

There will be a screening of the documentary “N.E.D.—No Evidence of Disease” by Spark Media at 7 p.m., Friday, August 15, at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.  N.E.D. will perform at 7 p.m., Aug. 16, at Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center. Proceeds will benefit Tulane Cancer Center’s “Woman to Woman” program and the N.E.D. Fund at the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.   

“Breast cancer awareness is everywhere, but there is far less media attention and vastly fewer research dollars spent on gynecologic cancer – even though thousands of women suffer and die from it each year,” said Robinson, chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Tulane Cancer Center. “So, the band's mission and part of my reason for participating is to let the world know that while breast cancer has a pink ribbon, gynecologic cancers have a rock band, and we can make a lot more noise!”

Documentary screening tickets are $10.  Concert tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP tickets, which include an after-party with the band. Tickets are available at the event or online at .http://tulane.edu/som/cancer/research/nedconcert.cfm

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu