Medical Oncology (Chemotherapy)

If your breast cancer treatment includes chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or targeted anticancer drugs, the medical oncologists at John Theurer Cancer Center—part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey—collaborate with other members of your breast care team to choose the most appropriate medications for your type and stage of breast cancer.

Radiation Therapy

Many women with breast cancer undergo radiation therapy at some point during their treatment. Our radiation oncologists work as part of your team to provide seamless, coordinated care in an environment that is modern and comfortable.

Providing Every Technique Available

Precision Medicine: Matching You with the Best Anticancer Drugs

Cancer cells need fuel to grow. Our team analyzes your disease to identify the type of fuel driving its growth. Once identified, we can target this specific driver, with the goal of stopping your cancer from returning or growing. We also use state-of-the-art technology to better define how and when to use chemotherapy appropriately and safely. This helps to ensure you get the treatment you need while avoiding treatments (and their side effects) that are not likely to benefit you. For patients with advanced cancers, we are also exploring the use of “next generation gene sequencing,” a novel tool which can help us identify new drivers of cancer growth and could yield new treatment possibilities.

An Experienced Medical Oncology Team

Our medical oncologists are experts on the most effective drugs and drug combinations for women with all types and stages of breast cancer—from stage I disease to metastatic and recurrent cancer. They’ll match you with the therapies best suited for your individual cancer, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) or pertuzumab (Perjeta) for HER2-positive breast cancers and tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors (other estrogen-targeted drugs) for patients whose tumors are fueled by estrogen.

If you need infusion therapies, you can receive them in our modern and comfortable infusion center, which is staffed by oncology-certified nurses with the experience and compassion to monitor you and ensure your comfort during your treatment. Our goal is to cure your cancer while maintaining your quality of life as much as possible.

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Breast Cancer Screening

At the Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care, we provide the most advanced and accurate breast imaging services in New Jersey. If you have no lumps, nipple changes, thickening, or other unusual breast changes, you can undergo breast screening.

Advanced and Accurate Images

Breast Care Diagnostics

Your radiologist, surgeon and a team of on-site pathologists at The Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care work together to interpret and diagnose test results as quickly as possible.

Every Diagnostic Tool Available

Our Research

Every cancer therapy used today came about through careful development and evaluation in clinical trials. These pivotal studies explore the safety and effectiveness of innovative treatments to improve the standard of care, leading to better outcomes for patients everywhere.

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Awards & Accreditations

We are honored to receive an ACR accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence as well as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, to name a few.

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