John Theurer Cancer Center Brings State-of-the-Art Cancer Care to Hudson County with New Palisades Medical Center Facility

March 11, 2015 12:12 PM
The John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades Medical Center provides patients with convenient access to world class cancer care and becomes Hudson County’s largest cancer care provider.

The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center today announced the opening of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades Medical Center, a new 9,600-square-foot outpatient facility overlooking the Hudson River and New York City skyline. Patients will receive the same world class cancer care available for over 25 years at JTCC's Hackensack location, ranked the top cancer center in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years and among the top three in the New York metro area. The new center, featuring consultation with disease-specific cancer specialists, access to top diagnostic and treatment technologies, and the opportunity to enroll in over 200 clinical trials, is located in the Palisades Medical Center's new outpatient pavilion in North Bergen, NJ.

“Our goal has always been to deliver exceptional care to our patients," said Bruce J. Markowitz, president and chief executive officer, Palisades Medical Center. Through our recent partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center and with the opening of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades Medical Center, we now offer the highest quality cancer care to the Palisades community.”

“The opening of this incredible facility illustrates our commitment to cultivating a great partnership with Palisades Medical Center and to providing patients across Northern New Jersey with top-notch medical care,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network.

The John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades Medical Center offers patients access to world-class medical, surgical and radiation oncology and hematology subspecialists, state-of-the-art radiation therapies and advanced imaging capabilities including PET CT. The opening of the new center also marks the first and only outpatient clinical care site for gynecologic oncology in Hudson County. With Korean and Spanish-speaking providers, JTCC is committed to bringing a diverse community of patients the best care possible. Physicians at JTCC are members of Regional Cancer Care Associates, one of the nation’s largest professional hematology/oncology groups.

"We feel very fortunate to be able to give patients in Hudson County access to the most cutting-edge care for cancer, which is a rapidly changing field," said Dr. Andre Goy, chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center. "Our expertise and research has routinely led to major breakthroughs and the approval of new therapeutics for cancer patients." 

“An estimated 4,000 cancer patients per year in the Hudson County/Palisades area are in need of cancer treatment," said Dr. Andrew L. Pecora, chief innovations officer and vice president of Cancer Services at JTCC and president of Regional Cancer Care Associates. "John Theurer Cancer Center brings specialized, value-based cancer care to the backyards of patients who previously may have only seen a general oncologist for complicated tumor types or who may not have sought appropriate care at all.” 

JTCC prides itself on delivering the highest-level of patient-centered care taking an individualized approach to each patient. In addition, patients have access to a wide-range of complementary services designed to cater to patient well-being. The facility is designed and outfitted to foster a warm and safe environment for all. The John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades Medical Center is located at 7650 River Road, Suite 200, North Bergen, NJ. Appointments can be made by calling 201-464-0008.


From left to right: Anthony Vainieri, Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Andre Goy, M.D., chairman of John Theurer Cancer Center and chief of the lymphoma division; Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., chief innovations officer and vice president of cancer services, John Theurer Cancer Center and president of Regional Cancer Care Associates; Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network; Mayor Nicholas Sacco, North Bergen; and Bruce J. Markowitz, president and chief executive officer, Palisades Medical Center.

About John Theurer Cancer Center
John Theurer Cancer Center is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, preventive care, as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancer.

Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. The 14 specialized divisions feature a team of medical, research, nursing and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. John Theurer Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care, state of the art technology, access to clinical trials, compassionate care and medical expertise—all under one roof. For more information please visit

About Regional Cancer Care Associates
Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) is transforming oncology care by ensuring patients and their caregivers are an active part of the treatment team in all aspects of the management of their disease in a way that is life-enriching and respectful.

Regional Cancer Care Associates extends across New Jersey with more than 100 cancer care specialists, growing to include more than 100, and is supported by 700 employees at 27 care delivery sites, providing care to more than 20,000 new patients annually and over 230,000 existing patients. RCCA takes responsibility to ensure access to the highest quality, compassionate and cutting-edge cancer care for its patients while controlling the cost of this care. For more information visit:

About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Groups, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. In 2015, the Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Seton Hall University to form the only private school of medicine in New Jersey.  In late 2014, HackensackUHN announced its plans to merge with Meridian Health, forming the largest integrated health system in the state. Also in 2014, HackensackUHN announced that Palisades Medical Center will become a full member of the Network. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium of its kind, AllSpire Health Partners. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: CityMD, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, St. George’s University, Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center, and Stevens Institute of Technology. With more than 11,300 employees, 3,100 credentialed medical staff members and 1,697 hospital and nursing home beds at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey. .

About Palisades Medical Center
Palisades Medical Center is located in North Bergen, NJ, and serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. The Medical Center features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. The State of New Jersey's annual healthcare report card ranked Palisades as one of the top hospitals in the state and #1 in Hudson County. Palisades was also one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive a perfect 100% score in treating heart attack patients. The State's annual evaluation showed that The Harborage at Palisades has "Zero Deficiencies" — a result that is earned by only 3% of nursing homes.  For more information, go to




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