Below-the-belt cancers and a below-the-radar cause enter the spotlight when six GYN cancer surgeons take on the Big C with rock 'n' roll.

The band’s most ardent fans? The patients. The result? No Evidence of Disease, an intimate, humorous, and inspiring documentary from award-winning Spark Media.

No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) follows an unconventional rock band made up of six GYN surgeons, each passionate about music and each outraged by the wall of silence surrounding their field. The band’s name comes from the words every patient dreams of hearing: “No Evidence of Disease.”

Interweaving the harrowing experiences and stunning courage of women, devoted families, and dedicated doctors, this documentary takes an alternative approach to a difficult topic. While the record levels of public awareness and research funding for breast cancer are to be celebrated, “below the belt” cancers somehow remain taboo—a situation that directly kills through fatal misdiagnoses and delays. Of 90,000 women diagnosed with a GYN cancer every year, 30,000 will die. Yet, despite these cancers regularly claiming the lives of mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and partners, GYN cancer research receives a shockingly tiny fraction—not even 1%—of what goes into big-business breast cancer research. Even penile dysfunction and Viagra get more attention. No Evidence of Disease is set to trigger a sea change in cancer funding and awareness, giving a loud and clear voice to the full extent of women’s health needs.

As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, our surgeons are transformed into rising rock stars, while their patients and loved ones jump on the train, infusing the struggle for survival with heart, hope and rock ‘n’ roll.

No Evidence of Disease is currently available on DVDVimeo On Demand and is being broadcast on public television. Let’s make some noise! Catch a screening with or host one in your community!

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"Breast cancer has a ribbon, but GYN Cancer has a rock band!" Dr. Joanie Hope   No Evidence of Disease


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Director and Producer:
Andrea Kalin

Karen Simon

Oliver Lukacs

Director of Photography:
Bryan Sarkinen, Oliver Lukacs

Amy Young

Contributing Editor:
Oliver Lukacs

Art Director:
Jung Ah Suh

Graphic Artist:
Luis G. Portillo

Production Manager:
James Mirabello

Dr. John Boggess
Dr. Joanie Mayer Hope
Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth
Dr. William “Rusty” Robinson
Dr. John Soper
Dr. Will Winter


Cine Golden Eagle Award
Madelyn’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
Gold TIVA-DC Peer Award


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