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2009-12-18 09:47:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors and researchers from the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center recently presented research updates and clinical trial results of more than 20 innovative studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting from December 5-8, 2009. Their research involved some of the most promising cancer-treatment candidates in the pipeline today, including Carfilzomib and Difibrotide; two therapies offering...

2009-09-30 10:13:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center today proudly announced the addition of David H. Vesole, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. to its Multiple Myeloma Division. He will join division chief David S. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D., who has built a world-renowned myeloma clinical and research practice at the Cancer Center. Dr. Vesole and Dr. Siegel are two of the foremost authorities in multiple myeloma, the second most prevalent form...

2009-09-21 09:52:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, the nation's fourth largest cancer center, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have joined forces to host the Hematological Malignancies Conference on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in Hackensack, NJ. The conference is free and attendees can receive continuing medical education (CME) credits. Hematological malignancies are the types of cancer that affect blood, bone marrow,...

2009-09-10 14:59:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, the nation's fourth largest cancer center, will bring together more than 1,000 cancer survivors to celebrate life, liberty and new beginnings at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty - America's most recognizable symbol of freedom. This special event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. "Celebrating Life and Liberty" will serve as an important...

2008-11-06 15:00:00

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH) today announced that it had achieved a significant milestone in the 22-year history of the educational and advocacy organization as the last of the state's major teaching medical facilities have agreed to join. Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and Saint Peter's University Hospital are now members of the NJCTH. "This is an important day for the Council," said William McDonald, Chief...

2008-10-13 15:00:30

By MATTHEW VAN DUSEN, STAFF WRITER HACKENSACK -- The city's EMTs suffered another setback this week when the state Personnel Department ruled that the city's layoff plan was legal, further dimming the workers' hopes of winning back their jobs. The Fire Department emergency medical technicians asked the state to invalidate their layoffs after a Superior Court judge in Bergen County found that the city improperly awarded the daytime ambulance service to Hackensack University Medical Center....

2008-10-02 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER After 319 days, the emergency room at the former Pascack Valley Hospital opened again on Wednesday -- its first patient a 13-year- old girl who dropped a can of pumpkin-pie filling on her big toe. Now a satellite emergency department of Hackensack University Medical Center, the Westwood facility is open around the clock to treat patients with non-life-threatening emergencies. Those who require surgery or stay longer than 12 hours are to be transferred to...

2008-10-02 09:00:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is the first in the United States to receive Disease Specific Care Certification for stem cell transplantation from The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accrediting agency for hospitals and healthcare organizations. The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program also recently became the first and only program in New...

2008-09-27 15:00:00

By MARY JO LAYTON and LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITERS Bergen County doesn't need another hospital and adding one will seriously harm existing hospitals in the area, according to a report commissioned by The Valley Hospital and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The two hospitals stand to lose patients, doctors and income if Pascack Valley Hospital is reopened. They are fighting Hackensack University Medical Center's plan to have a 128-bed hospital at the Westwood site. "It will do us...

2008-09-25 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER The emergency room at the former Pascack Valley Hospital is to reopen next Wednesday at 9 a.m. Final licensing approval was granted Tuesday afternoon by the state Department of Health, said Marilyn Riley, a spokeswoman. The department's inspectors visited the newly renovated department last week. "It's going to open, definitely and without a question, on Oct. 1," said John Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Medical...


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