The top five cancer hospitals are Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins. Rounding out the top 10 are University of Washington Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, UCSF Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center and Stanford Hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News ranks the best hospitals in the U.S. based on surveys from more than 9,500 doctors and information available on 5,000 hospitals. Each of the hospitals are ranked based on the reputation of doctors handling challenging patient cases, the survival rate of patients, accident and injury prevention, inpatient volume, ratio of nurses to patients and the availability of patient services, including pain management and hospice care. Also influencing the rankings are designations by the National Cancer Institute, certifications for high nursing standards, certifications for bone marrow and tissue transplant, use of advanced technology in treating cancer and the availability of staff specially-trained for ICU patients.
These leading cancer hospitals are geographically dispersed; Memorial Sloane Kettering, Dana-Farber/Brigham, Johns Hopkins and Massachusetts General Hospital are located in the Northeast. UCSF Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center and Stanford Hospital, are located in the state of California. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic and University of Washington Medical Center are located in Houston, Rochester, Minnesota and Seattle, respectively.