Cancer docs form rock’n’roll band and land a record deal
William Winter is a Portland-area surgeon who specializes in the often overlooked area of cancers afflicting women. He treats cancers that tend to be especially insidious and deadly. He’s dedicated to raising awareness of ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers.

And he likes to rock.

Winter may be known in oncology circles for his expertise in women’s cancers, but it’s his role in a new rock band that’s drawing some national attention. Winter, 38, an oncologist at Northwest Cancer Specialists, is the lead guitarist for a band made up of six rocking cancer doctors from around the country.

Their band name alone — N.E.D. — is music to a patient’s ears. It’s doc-speak for “no evidence of disease.”

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