Top 10 Cancer Hospitals in the United States

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its annual list of the top 50 hospitals in the United States. In addition to the overall list, the editors highlight facilities that specialize in certain medical fields, including oncology (cancer). All told, around 4,800 U.S. hospitals are considered.

Of those that topped the list of the best cancer hospitals, each has met the standard of care required by the National Cancer Institute to receive the official "Comprehensive Cancer Center" designation. Today, there are only 70 hospitals to have received such status.

From New York to Minnesota to California, here are 10 top cancer hospitals you should know about.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston. MD Anderson Cancer Center. The University of Texas. M. D. Anderson’s R. Lee Clark Clinic, the main hospital access point for patients and visitors, is under renovation.
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The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is one of the three original comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. M.D. Anderson is widely considered to be one of the foremost cancer hospitals in the world.

The M.D. Anderson Center provides care to over 135,000 people annually and employs almost 20,000 people.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital

New York Cancer Hospital

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Memorial Sloan Kettering is a non-profit hospital located in New York City. It was founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital by a group of philanthropists and businessmen including John Jacob Astor.

The center now treats hundreds of subtypes of cancers each year. Treatment locations include the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, the Sillerman Center for Rehabilitation, and the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center, as well as other locations in New York state and New Jersey.

Mayo Clinic

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The Mayo Clinic is one of the most well-known hospitals in the world and continues the tradition of cutting-edge patient care with its multi-centered cancer unit.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is based on three campuses—in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota—and offers comprehensive oncological treatment to people from around the world.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Based in Boston, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has long been a leader in cancer research, education, and treatment.

The collaborative Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art care for women and men with breast cancer and is staffed with leading surgeons, oncologists, and radiation oncologists, some of whom have pioneered techniques that have become the template for optimal breast cancer treatment.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

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The Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, boasts more than 450 doctors, researchers, nurses, and technicians delivering cancer-specific care to thousands of patients each year.

The Cancer Center unites doctors and scientists from the Taussig Cancer Institute (housed in a new, 377,000-square-foot facility that opened in 2017), as well as the hospital's 26 other clinical and surgical institutes.

Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the most familiar and trusted names in health care in the United States. In keeping with that tradition, its Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore delivers cancer-specific treatment, education, and research across all disciplines, including ​cancer immunology and bone marrow transplants.

Seattle Cancer Alliance

Seattle Cancer Alliance

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The Seattle Cancer Alliance was established in 1998 as an alliance between the University of Washington Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Clients receive oncological treatment at the University of Washington Medical Center for procedures (including surgery) that require an overnight stay. Others can receive outpatient treatment, particularly for prostate and gynecologic cancers.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is a non-profit treatment and research center in Tampa, Florida. Established in 1981, the hospital officially opened its doors in 1986 and has quickly risen through the ranks to become of the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art facilities in the United States.

UCSF Medical Center

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The University of California, San Francisco (USCF) Medical Center has long been a leader in cancer research and care.

UCSF first attained its status as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute in 1999 and later renamed itself the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center with the aim of fast-tracking cutting-edge research into effective patient care.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

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The University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has quickly become one of the top cancer hospitals in the country with the founding of its Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

The Abramson Center is housed at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, built in 2008, and offers cutting-edge treatment in conjunction with the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, the largest proton beam treatment facility in the world.

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