Hackensack Meridian Health on Tuesday said internationally renowned lymphoma clinician and researcher Dr. Andre Goy was named physician-in-chief of the Hackensack Meridian Health Oncology Care Transformation Service.
In this role, Goy will oversee the delivery of cancer care across the entire Hackensack Meridian Health network.
Goy has served as chairman and executive director of John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center since 2011 and chair of oncology for Hackensack Meridian Health since 2016. He is also a professor of medicine at Georgetown University and professor and chair of oncology at Seton Hall–Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.
Under his leadership, John Theurer Cancer Center became a member of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Consortium—one of only 16 research consortia in the nation approved by the National Cancer Institute.
As chief of the Division of Lymphoma since 2005, and holder of the Lydia Pfund Chair for Lymphoma since 2017, he has led New Jersey’s largest program focused on the research and treatment of all types of lymphoma – including Hodgkin disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and HIV-associated lymphoma.
Goy has trained and/or worked at leading medical institutions including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University Hospitals Group of Paris, and The Pasteur Institute in Paris.
Goy also initiated CAR T-cell therapy at John Theurer Cancer Center, in collaboration with the team of Steve Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute. CAR T-cell is a form of cellular therapy where a patient’s own immune cells are genetically engineered to force them to attack cancer cells. CAR T-cells became the first live therapy approved in 2017 for aggressive lymphoma and leukemia. It is now being expanded to the treatment of other lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and hopefully soon, Hackensack Meridian said, for solid tumors.
“Thanks to Andre Goy’s leadership, John Theurer Cancer Center has flourished to become one of the nation’s leading cancer care and research centers, and that expertise now extends throughout our entire network,” Hackensack Meridian Chief Executive Officer Robert Garrett said. “With Dr. Goy at the helm as physician-in-chief of the Hackensack Meridian Health Oncology Care Transformation Service, patients and physicians throughout the state will benefit from his acumen and vision.”
Goy received his medical degree from University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France before completing his training in hematology oncology in Paris at the Faculty of Medicine Cochin Port Royal. While there, he also received master’s degrees in Tumor Immunology from the Pasteur Institute and in Experimental Oncology from Kremlin Bicetre. Goy then served on the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center before coming to John Theurer Cancer Center.