Lymphoma

Our experts provide highly specialized treatments based on your exact type of lymphoma. Hundreds of people come to us every year for advanced care based on the latest research, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies.

Diagnosing Your Exact Type of Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system – your body's immune defense against infection and cancer. There are many types of lymphoma, including more than 100 subtypes, which mainly fall into two categories:
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Many lymphomas look the same under a microscope, but each responds to treatment in a different way. We conduct a molecular analysis of your cancer. This means you receive a highly accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan targeted to your specific type of lymphoma.

Treatment Options Available for Lymphoma

Understanding the molecular make-up of lymphoma has led to more targeted treatments and better outcomes. We offer the most advanced approaches to curing your lymphoma. Your treatment plan may include a combination of the following treatments.

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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 to those undergoing stem cell transplant for lymphoma.

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 therapy using state-of-the-art technology to minimize side effects.

Depending on your type of lymphoma, you may be a candidate for immunotherapy which boosts your immune system to find and destroy lymphoma cells.

Cancer grows because it escapes the immune system’s natural ability to kill cancer cells. With CAR T-cell therapy, your body’s own immune cells are armed with special proteins to attack cancer cells.

Learn about CAR T-Cell Therapy

Advances in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation have made this approach a viable option for more people with lymphoma. In fact, John Theurer Cancer Center has one of the largest programs in the country, performing more than 1,500 transplants for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Our Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program

Leaders in Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation for Lymphoma

John Theurer Cancer Center has one of the largest stem cell transplant programs in the country, including its use for lymphoma. We’ve performed more than 1,500 transplants for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This experience means better outcomes for our patients. We currently are the only center conducting a clinical trial of combined ipilimumab and nivolumab immunotherapy after stem cell transplant for lymphoma, to improve outcomes and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

Our Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program  

How Immunotherapy Helped Dominick Beat Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Patient Story

"This is like Star Wars stuff—science fiction—the way they can teach T cells to fight cancer cells" - Alain Fortier

Alain Fortier
Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials

John Theurer Cancer Center has a clinical research group entirely focused on lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). 

Your Team of Lymphoma Experts

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.

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Why Choose John Theurer Cancer Center for Lymphoma Treatment

Best in New Jersey

U.S. News & World Report ranks John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center as the best cancer center in New Jersey.

Strong Partnerships

The Memorial Sloan Kettering–Hackensack Meridian Health partnership brings together two world-class organizations with deep New Jersey roots and a single goal: Find more cures faster.

Innovation

Our head and neck surgeons are among the few in the country certified to perform transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Our Robotic Center of Excellence is one of the three largest robotic surgery programs in the New York/New Jersey metro area. We perform the highest volume of minimally invasive cancer procedures in New Jersey.