Testicular cancer has received significant media attention in recent years, thanks in part to the very public cancer battle of cyclist Lance Armstrong during the late 1990s. The treatment aspect of Armstrong’s spirited and ultimately successful drive to beat cancer was led by Dr. Craig Nichols who, at the time, was a professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Armstrong, now a seven-time Tour de France champion, has used his immense success as a springboard for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). We’ll learn more about the work of the LAF from Dr. Nichols. He serves as secretary and a member of the board of directors for the LAF, in addition to his duties as medical director of lymphoma and testicular cancer research at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Nichols also shares his perspective on his patient’s success—both as a champion of cycling’s most prestigious event and a champion for the many millions of people battling cancer. Dr. Mark Nolan Hill hosts.