John Theurer Cancer Center
Ready to Re-Write Cancer
John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center, is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive cancer program. In less than 25 years, we’ve become one of the most prominent programs nationwide, with more than 1,200 team members collaborating in a highly subspecialized and multidisciplinary environment. Not surprisingly, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care each year than to any other facility in New Jersey.
With CAR T-cell therapy, immune cells called T cells are:
- Removed from the patient through a process called “apheresis” (the separation of T cells from other components of the blood)
- Genetically modified, using a disarmed virus, to produce receptors on their surfaces called CARs, allowing the T cells to recognize and attach to certain targets on cancer cells
- Grown to larger quantities (hundreds of millions)
- Returned to the patient, where the CAR T cells can now find, bind to, and kill cancer cells
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Teaming Up to Take on Cancer
John Theurer Cancer Center. Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Two strong institutions that share a passion and expertise for developing new therapies to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.Joining Forces
The largest clinical research team in New Jersey.Research at John Theurer Cancer Center
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Shared Medicine is The Best Medicine
The Research Division consolidates the basic and translational research and clinical trials that are conducted at John Theurer Cancer Center and the David Joseph Jurist Research Center for Tomorrows Children.
The prospect of undergoing a transplant can be daunting, and we strive to make you and your family and friends as comfortable as possible during each step of your treatment and afterwards.
Located just seven miles west of New York City in Bergen County, NJ, we are easily accessible via public transportation. Additional locations in the greater New York metropolitan area can be found at Palisades Medical Center and in Franklin Lakes.