The treatment of leukemia—especially acute leukemias—can be complex, requiring multiple drug combinations given in sequence to systemically destroy the cancer cells.
At John Theurer Cancer Center—part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey—we have built a robust infrastructure of care and support for patients with every type and stage of leukemia. We have the largest leukemia program in New Jersey and the only one in the state solely focused on treating leukemia. We understand that for some types of leukemia, standard therapies may not be enough. That’s why we offer our patients opportunities to participate in clinical trials and to receive innovative therapies. You may be able to receive a promising therapy through one of these vital studies. Our goal is to cure your cancer while supporting your quality of life.
A Team of Leukemia Care Experts
Your multidisciplinary team includes medical oncologists who specialize in leukemia care, as well as hematopathologists, infectious disease specialists, oncology nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and others dedicated to ensuring that your experience with us is the best it can be. Together we collaborate to discuss your needs and put together a treatment plan customized to your personal needs. We help you manage your symptoms and supports your comfort from the moment of diagnosis, throughout your treatment, and into survivorship. We don’t just care for you, but about you. In fact, according to Press-Ganey surveys, 99 percent of our patients report satisfaction with their care.
Our Leukemia Specialists
Dr. Stuart Goldberg
Dr. Goldberg has been a pioneer, particularly in CML and MDS and the founder of the Leukemia Division. Dr Stefan Faderl, after 16 years at MD Anderson, Houston, TX, as a Professor of Medicine in the largest Leukemia Program in the world, joined us in 2014 to lead John Theurer Cancer Center Leukemia Program. He is an internationally known investigator in the field and has authored the most recent comprehensive book on leukemia.