Lymphoma TreatmentAt John Theurer Cancer Center, you have access to New Jersey’s most advanced lymphoma treatments. Our specialists offer collective expertise unmatched in the region treating the full range of lymphomas, including the most complex cases.
From pioneering CAR T-cell therapy in the state, to leading one of the largest stem cell transplant programs in the country, we put the latest science into practice, defining the new standards in lymphoma treatment.
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Treatments for Lymphoma
Our understanding of the molecular make-up of lymphoma has led to more targeted treatments and better outcomes. Unique to John Theurer Cancer Center is our outcomes division that tracks patient's response to treatment. This helps us identify and refine our treatment recommendations to provide you with the very best possible outcome.
Your personalized plan may include one or a combination of the following treatments.
Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant
Advances in stem cell transplant have made this approach a viable option for treating lymphoma.
John Theurer Cancer Center has one of the largest and most experienced stem cell transplant programs in the country. We’ve performed more than 1,500 stem cell transplants for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This experience means better outcomes for our patients.
We are the only center conducting a clinical trial of combined checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy after stem cell transplant for lymphoma, to improve outcomes and reduce the risk of cancer returning.
CAR T-Cell Therapy
Cancer grows because it escapes the immune system’s ability to kill cancer cells. With CAR T-cell therapy, your immune cells are armed with special proteins to attack cancer. Clinical trials showed CAR T-cell therapy helped patients with recurrent lymphoma go into remission for years.
Chemotherapy works by slowing or stopping the division of cancer cells. Given in pill form or through an IV or injection, chemotherapy circulates throughout the body which makes it effective in treating lymphoma. High-dose chemotherapy also is given before a stem cell transplant for lymphoma.
John Theurer Cancer Center’s team helped develop advanced immunotherapy for lymphoma. Depending on your type of lymphoma, you may be a candidate for immunotherapy which boosts your immune system to find and destroy lymphoma cells.
Precision Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy may be a part of your treatment plan, especially if your lymphoma is limited to certain parts of your body. John Theurer Cancer Center provides the most advanced radiation using state-of-the-art technology to target your cancer, spare healthy tissue and minimize side effects.
Lymphoma Clinical Trials and Research
You benefit from John Theurer Cancer Center’s robust research that is advancing the science of lymphoma. Our dedicated research team allows for the full integration of clinical science and trials into our program, giving you access to the newest treatment options available.
- Dedicated Research Group: We have a clinical research group entirely focused on lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
- Institute for Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma: Researchers and physicians at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation partner with industry leaders on novel, life-changing therapeutic options. Learn More
- Phase I Clinical Trial Access: Our Phase I clinical trial program is the largest in New Jersey, giving you access to studies of innovative therapies not available elsewhere.
- Promising Clinical Trials: We are the only center conducting a clinical trial of combined checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy after stem cell transplant for lymphoma. This has shown promise in improving outcomes and reducing the risk of cancer returning.
Support for Lymphoma PatientsThe personalized approach to lymphoma treatment at John Theurer Cancer Center includes services to support your health and well-being throughout your cancer care journey.
Nutrition TherapyRegistered dietitians help you support your body during and after lymphoma treatment through proper nutrition.
Pain Management and Palliative CareWe help you manage any discomfort related to your lymphoma treatment using a range of compassionate palliative and pain management techniques.
Social SupportOur team can connect you with resources to help you and your loved ones manage the emotional, financial, spiritual, social and mental health impact of a lymphoma diagnosis. We understand that your cancer journey doesn’t end with your treatment. We personalize a survivorship plan to help manage any follow-up testing and appointments, and continue to support you physically and emotionally in the next leg of your journey.
ExerciseResearch shows that a supervised exercise program can help in your cancer recovery. Benefits include boosting mood, energy and endurance, increasing muscle strength and flexibility, and maintaining a healthy body weight and composition. Our exercise professionals help develop individualized exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors.
SurvivorshipWe understand that your cancer journey doesn’t end with your treatment. We personalize a survivorship plan to help manage any follow-up testing and appointments, and continue to support you physically and emotionally in the next leg of your journey.
You receive care from a highly experienced team dedicated to lymphoma. We have assembled a team of hematologist/oncologists, pathologists, infectious disease specialists, radiologists and radiation oncologists who specialize in lymphoma. They meet weekly to discuss the best course of care for each patient and coordinate your personalized treatment.