U.S. News & World Report researches hospitals all over the nation yearly. The 2004 report recognizes the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cancer research and treatment.You will find the top 10 listed below. They are remarkable in research, treatment, and many are the founding facilities for medical breakthroughs in cancer.
Three years in a row, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has topped the list at No. 1.
Memorial Sloan-Ketterling is a not-for-profit hospital. It also is a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center.
Recognized worldwide for it's advances in cancer research and treatment, Johns Hopkins is one of the most respected cancer centers.
Not only was Dana-Farber rated number 4 in the country, it was rated Number 1 in New England.
The Mayo Clinic is considered one of the best when it comes to patient satisfaction. Located in Minnesota, clinics are also available in Florida and Arizona.
Located on campus at Duke University, this medical center is the youngest of the top cancer centers on the list. Don't let its infancy fool you; Duke University Medical Center's clinical and research programs rival the best.
Patient care is a top priority at U-M. They offer a "Cancer Answer Line", a telephone service which is staffed ny oncology RN's. Anyone may use this service from patients to caregivers who are in need of assistance.
UCLA's claim to fame was making the first diagnosis of the AIDS virus. The cancer research is award winning. UCLA has made the list 15 consecutive years.
UCSF is the one of a handful of cancer centers to receive the title "Comprehensive Cancer Center" in the state of California. They also offer a Cancer Research Center, which is available to patients, caregivers and anyone interested in cancer treatment.
UW is an outstanding cancer hospital. They treat most cancers, common and rare. They offer services from consultation, diagnosis, treatment and follow up care.