Who We Are
Contact and operations information for Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation (TCAF).
Founder & CEO
Until October 26, 2007, I was a mother, a wife, and a mortgage banker. On that day, however, my life was changed in immeasurable ways. That was the day my son's battle with cancer began. (click here for more of Jordan’s Story) Everything I had done up to that point in my life, no longer mattered. The only job that mattered was being a mother and watching my son fight for his life. I watched him go through life threatening surgeries, six cycles of chemotherapy, and countless hours of pain and suffering. Nothing I had done prior to this could have prepared me for what was to come… I wondered why I, along with countless others, was unaware that testicular cancer was such a common diagnosis in young men starting at the early age 15. Why had my son's cancer progressed to stage 4 before we even knew he had it? If I had known what to look for, the cancer would not have progressed that far. My passion now is to help other families and young men from missing the signs of testicular cancer and help save lives. I cannot imagine having to deal with the death of a child, husband or brother to this disease.
Board of Directors
Board President: Chris Murphy - Testicular Cancer Survivor
Treasurer: Chris Murphy - Testicular Cancer Survivor
Board Member: Kim Jones
Board Member: Karyn Quinn
Board Member: Ron Irwin - Testicular Cancer Survivor
Board Member: Nicholas G. Cost, M.D. - University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital of Colorado
Board Member: Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD - James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins
Medical Advisory Team
Dr. Craig Nichols
Director of Testicular Cancer Commons - Testicular Cancer Consortium
Co-Director of Multidisciplinary Testicular Cancer Program at Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center | 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Dr. Craig Nichols was Lance Armstrong's primary oncologist along with Dr. Lawrence Einhorn, both great medical experts in the fight against testicular cancer.
We are greatly honored to have Dr. Nichols serve as our medical advisor to help seek the best protocols for patients diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Phillip M. Pierorazio, MD
Director of the Division of Testis Cancer
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins
Facebook: Brady Urology