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Lymphoma Research Foundation and John Theurer Cancer Center host Ask the Doctor program

October 22, 2012

Hackensack, NJ (October 22, 2012) - The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to lymphoma research, is partnering with John Theurer Cancer Center, one of the nation's 50 best hospitals for cancer, to bring the lymphoma community information about the rapidly changing world of lymphoma treatment. The educational program, titled Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma, will be held on Tuesday, October 23 at John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, NJ.

"The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Ask the Doctor programs provide opportunities for attendees to hear from leading lymphoma researchers and clinicians, gaining a better understanding of the disease and the treatment options currently available," said Brian Tomlinson, LRF Chief Program Officer. "The Lymphoma Research Foundation looks forward to collaborating with Dr. Andre Goy of John Theurer Cancer Center to bring this important information to the New Jersey lymphoma community."

Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma programs provide the latest information about lymphoma and its treatments to local communities across the United States. The upcoming program in Hackensack, New Jersey will consist of a two-hour topic-specific seminar led by Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., Chairman and Director and Chief of Lymphoma, John Theurer Cancer Center. Dr. Goy is an internationally-recognized researcher who leads one of the largest lymphoma programs the country, and is also a member of the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board. He will present a brief overview of lymphoma and discuss the latest treatment options and research. The presentation will be followed by a two-hour question and answer session.

"An impressive number of new options have emerged in the last few years in lymphoma, translating to better outcome for our patients"," said Dr. Goy. "This seminar is a great opportunity for patients and caregivers to gain a better understanding of lymphoma, a very diverse disease with evolving and changing treatment options, so they can become active participants in their care."

The program is offered free-of-charge to members of the lymphoma community, and dinner will be provided for all registered attendees; however, pre-registration is required. To register, visit lymphoma.org/askthedoctor or call 1-800-500-9976. This program is supported through an unrestricted grant from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.

"Keeping patients informed about their disease is one of the key pillars of our program," said Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E., Chief Innovations Officer, Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services at John Theurer Cancer Center. "Education can help reduce some of the fears that come with a cancer diagnosis by shedding light on what can be expected."
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About John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University is among the nation's top 50 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals for cancer - the highest-ranked in New Jersey with this designation. It is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, preventive care, as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancer.

Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to the John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. The 14 specialized divisions feature a team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. The John Theurer Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care, state of the art technology, access to clinical trials, compassionate care and medical expertise--all under one roof. For more information please visit jtcancercenter.org

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $50 million in lymphoma-specific research.

For additional information on LRF's research, education and services, visit lymphoma.org.

John Theurer Cancer Center

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