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.


What is CAR T-Cell Therapy?

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

For more information please call 551-996-5931.

Patient Stories

A Story of Gratitude

Linda is everything to him. Beating her cancer was everything to us.

Watch Linda’s Story

A Story of Devotion

He needed a team of oncologists. He found pioneers.

Watch Mark’s Story

A Story of Passion

Melvin never missed a beat, and neither did we.

Watch Melvin’s Story

A Story of Positivity

It’s our promise to pioneer the possible.

Watch Pablo’s Story

A Story of Dedication

The next generation of cancer care kept these generations together.

Watch Silvana’s Story

A Story of Determination

Last year she worried about her future. This year she’s teaching the future.

Watch Tia’s Story

A Story of Faith

Here, the doctor treating your cancer also pioneered your treatment.

Watch Zarina’s Story

Beating the Odds

Kathy was told by four other institutions that her form of Lymphoma was incurable and had two years to live.

Meet Kathy

A Drastic Improvement

Dominick was first treated for Diffused Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with chemotherapy and found success in immunotherapy.

Meet Dominick

Peace of Mind

Thanks to John Theurer Cancer Center, Paula was healed of both brain and lung cancer in just six short months.

Meet Paula

Returning to Life

Mark began his treatment with chemotherapy in December 2010. In March of 2011, he received a stem cell transplant that saved his life.

Meet Mark

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

For More Information

Call us to speak with a member of our team.

Call 551-996-5855

Shared Medicine is The Best Medicine

Our Cancer Services

Our new state-of-the-art facility at John Theurer Cancer Center was designed with the goal of create an uplifting environment for every one of our patients.

Customized Solutions

Researching Tomorrows 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.

Providing Access to the Newest Ideas and Approaches

Cancer Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program

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.

Over 400 Transplants Performed Annually

John Theurer Cancer Center Locations

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.

Easily Accessible