Lawrence Einhorn

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Dr. Lawrence Einhorn is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and an oncologist.[1]


Dr. Einhorn pioneered the development of the life-saving medical treatment in 1974 for testicular cancer, increasing the cure rate from 10% to 95% (Einhorn & Williams 1980).

Dr. Einhorn received a B.S. from Indiana University in 1965 and his M.D. from the University of Iowa in 1968. He served his internship and residency at IU Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in 1971-72. He also had a fellowship in oncology at the M.D. Anderson Hospital Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. He returned to IU Medical Center in 1973 and was named Distinguished Professor of Medicine in 1987. He became the first Lance Armstrong Foundation Professor of Oncology in 2006.

Dr. Einhorn has received numerous honors in his career including the Glenn Irwin Experience Excellence Award in 1996, Riley Distinguished lecturer in 1993, the Kettering Prize Cancer Research-General Motors Foundation in 1992, ACCC Clinical Oncology Award in 1991, the Distinguished Clinician Award, Milken Foundation, 1989, Willis Stetson Award and Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1989, and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award for Cancer Research presented at the 1981 American Association of Cancer Research Meeting, Washington, D.C. He was awarded the Herman B Wells Visionary Award in 2001. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences and American Philosophical Society in 2002.

Famous patients[edit]

  • Lance Armstrong – American cyclist. In 1996, Armstrong was battling stage three testicular cancer–that had spread to his brain, lungs, and abdomen. Dr. Einhorn led the medical team that treated Armstrong's cancer. By February 1997, Armstrong was declared cancer-free. The same year he founded the Livestrong Foundation, formerly known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation, to support cancer patients.
  • Yuvraj Singh – Indian professional cricket player. Successfully treated for a mediastinal seminoma.


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