Catherine M. Diefenbach, MD

  • Specialty: Hematology
  • Languages: English, German
  • Phone: 212-731-5670
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About Me

I am a hematologist-oncologist specializing in the care of patients with lymphoma. My goal is to provide the best possible care for these patients, and to discover new and scientifically grounded treatments that can improve management and increase the cure rate of lymphoma.

As an oncologist, I am committed to combining compassionate and personalized patient care with cutting-edge, patient-focused, and translational research. I strive to develop a treatment plan for each patient that is designed to fit the person’s unique situation, as well as the biology of his or her tumor.

At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, our team of experts from various specialties provides outstanding and compassionate clinical care to people with all types of lymphoma. We have the advantage of being at the forefront of advanced research, coupling personalized care with some of the most innovative and groundbreaking clinical trials in the nation. We provide people with access to many exciting new treatments before they are commercially available.

I am currently leading a national clinical trial for patients with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma. I also serve as the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials at NYU Langone involving a range of different therapies, including targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy. Many of these clinical trials explore innovative methods of combining new targeted or immune-based therapies with existing therapies to find new ways to control lymphoma, while maximizing patients’ quality of life and minimizing side effects. I also collaborate with basic scientists to create the next generation of therapeutic approaches for the management of lymphoma.

I am on the lymphoma committee of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, a cooperative group made up of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network. I am currently participating in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s yearlong Leadership Development Program. I have received research grants for my work from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.


Conditions and Treatments

non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, lymphoma, blood cancer, hematologic malignancies, AIDS-related lymphoma

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Lymphoma Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center
  • Director, Hematology Translational Research, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology), 2010
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hematology-Oncology, 2008
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2004
  • MD from University Of Pennsylvania, 2001
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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • CDA Diefenbach Medpace Protocol ID ME-522-001 titled "A Phase 1 Open-label Study of Voruciclib in Subjects with Relapsed and/or Refractory B Cell Malignancies After Failure of Prior Standard Therapies

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  • A Randomized Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Enzastaurin Plus R-CHOP Versus R-CHOP in Treatment-Na ve Subjects with High-Risk Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Who Possess the Novel Genomic Biomarker DGM1

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  • A Phase I/II Study of Ixazomib and Ibrutinib in Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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