Your Source for the Most Advanced Blood Cancer Treatment

Blood cancers, which are known to clinicians as hematologic malignancies affect bone marrow, lymph nodes, blood cells, and the lymphatic system. These play a very important role in our health.

From diagnosis through treatment and survivorship, the hematologic malignancies specialists at RWJBarnabas Health combine exceptional expertise and skill with advanced therapies to treat benign and malignant blood disorders, close to home. Together with Rutgers Cancer Institute, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have access to the full spectrum of therapeutic procedures and advanced treatment options including precision medicine, clinical trials, immunotherapy, CAR T-cell therapy, blood and marrow transplantation (autologous and allogeneic transplants) and other cellular therapies, many of which are not available elsewhere. CAR T-cell therapy is currently only offered at centers that perform stem cell transplants, have specially trained clinicians and healthcare personnel, and are FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) certified.

Our integrated cancer care model includes New Jersey’s largest network of cancer specialists, comprised of nationally and internationally recognized hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses with expertise in blood cancers, nurse navigators, and oncology support professionals. They work together to care for patients with acute and chronic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative diseases, and other blood cancers and disorders.

Hematologic malignancies—or types of cancer such as lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, and myelodysplasia affect bone marrow, lymph nodes, blood cells, and the lymphatic system.

What happens to create these malignancies or blood cancers? Basically, abnormal blood cells—or cancerous cells—begin to start growing out of control and begin interfering with normal blood cells. Normal blood cells are needed to fight off infection. When normal blood cells become compromised, malignancies can occur.

As these changes are occurring, a wide range of blood cancer symptoms may emerge. Blood cancer symptoms can include fever or chills, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, unexplained weight loss, frequent nosebleeds, other bleeding or bruising, excessive perspiration and bone pain. Since many of these symptoms may also be present in people who are not suffering from a hematologic malignancy, it’s important to seek guidance from your doctor or healthcare provider.

While blood cancers can be serious, blood cancer survival rates have been increasing over time as blood cancer treatment has evolved based on research and advancements in treatment. Research by our team has helped to contribute to these improvements.

RWJBarnabas Health takes a multidisciplinary approach to care. Patients benefit from the most promising therapies, techniques, and technologies to treat patients with blood cancers. Because world-class blood cancer treatment requires a collaborative approach across many specialties, our cancer care teams thoroughly review cases regularly to evaluate treatment options and therapies for each patient. Our team approach ensures that every individual receives the highest level of clinical expertise and that all aspects of care are coordinated on an individualized basis.

Learn more about the types of blood cancers we treat, as well as patient stories and details on clinical trials.

To contact one of New Jersey’s best blood cancer specialists call
844-CANCERNJ or 844-226-2376.

EBC Radio Interview About Blood Cancers

Listen as Rajat Bannerji, MD, PhD, Chief of Hematologic Malignancies at Rutgers Cancer institute of New Jersey speaks with EBC Radio about blood cancers.

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