TC Conference Guest Speaker - Dr. Nicholas Cost
We are excited and honored to welcome back Dr. Nicholas Cost as a guest speaker at the Testicular Cancer Conference 2018.
Dr. Nicholas Cost is a assistant professor, surgery-urology at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Cost’s interest in testicular cancer has guided his training and career development. Testicular cancer is a disease that affects boys and men of all ages. For that reason, after completing his residency in Urology and Urologic Surgery, he pursued fellowship training in both urologic oncology (cancer treatment) and pediatric urology. This allows him to provide care to children, adolescents, and adults with testicular cancer at both “adult” and “pediatric” hospitals. I am involved with testicular cancer both as a clinician and as a researcher. My particular areas of focus include: Robotic surgery for testicular cancer, testicular cancer in adolescents and the Long-term effects of testicular-cancer treatment. Dr. Cost’s additional clinical interests are in cancers and tumors in children, adolescents, and adults. Specifically kidney tumors (Wilms Tumor, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), Angiomyolipomas(AML)), Testicular and Para-testicular tumors, and Pelvic Tumors (Rhabdomyosarcomas). This additionally includes patients with tumor predisposition syndromes such as von Hippel Lindau, Tuberous Sclerosis, and Birt-Hogg-Dube. His training in both urologic oncology and pediatric urology has prepared me to care for these patients of all ages and can see them either through Children's Hospital Colorado or through the University Hospital. Dr. Cost is also interested in the use of minimally invasive surgery (robotic-assisted laparoscopy, laparoscopy, single-site laparoscopy, and endoscopy) for all variety of urologic conditions. Within other areas of Pediatric Urology, he is interested in Ureteropelvic junction obstruction, Vesicoureteral reflux, and Urolithiasis (kidney stones).
Dr. Cost believes that by working in such a wonderful environment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, we can provide the most current therapy as well be involved in research to improve outcomes for patients with testicular cancer. His clinical philosophy for patient care is to first listen to the patient's concerns and needs. Then, he assesses the patient's condition and previous testing and labs in order to explain evaluation and offer recommendations. He believes it is important to make sure the patient and family understand their condition as well as possible to enable us all to make the plan of care together, as a team.
Outside of work Dr. Cost enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and family. They love to travel and experience foreign languages and cultures, specifically the time they spend in Italy. He enjoys being active and being in the wonderful Colorado outdoors (Golf, Skiing, Basketball, Soccer, Running), but also tries to find time to relax and enjoy reading, both fiction and non-fiction.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet Dr. Nicholas Cost and all other guest speakers at our annual Testicular Cancer Conference in Denver, CO on November 30, December 1 & 2, 2018.