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The Top 10: Cancer Centers in the United States in 2020

Every year, new innovations in medical science, research, and patient care are evaluated on a criterion that is also evolving and based upon a rubric of excellence. At Mission Search, we help assist some of the most advanced cancer hospitals in the country in an array of different positions, departments, and treatments. Here are the top 10 Cancer Hospitals rated out of the almost 4,700 hospitals who are considered in the rankings according to the US News & World Report.

  1. MD Anderson Cancer Center – Score 100/100

Did you know that the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas is one of the three original cancer hospitals in the United States? The center provides care to more than 130,000 patients per year and employs more than 20,000 oncology professionals. For this reason, it’s not surprising that they are one of the highest-rated care centers in the country – if not the entire world.  

  1. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – Score 94.7/100

Founded by a group of philanthropists in 1884, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a non-profit located in New York City. It treats some of the most nuanced and specialized types of cancers in the states of New York and New Jersey.  

  1. Mayo Clinic – Score 84.6/100

The Mayo Clinic is one of the most well-known medical brands in the world, with a tradition of excellence in both cutting-edge care and as a multi-faceted cancer unit.

With three campuses in Florida, Phoenix, and Minnesota, The Mayo Clinic offers comprehensive cancer treatment to people who travel internationally.

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital – Score 81.8/100

Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the most familiar and trusted names in health care in the United States in several specialties. The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center delivers treatment, education, and research across all disciplines of cancer, including immunotherapy and bone marrow transplants.

  1. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center – Score 72.5/100

Located in Boston, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has long been a leader in cancer research, education, and treatment accredited to its collaboration with the Women’s Cancer Center. The center provides state-of-the-art care for women and men with breast cancer and is staffed with leading surgeons, oncologists, and radiation oncologists in the field.

  1. Cleveland Clinic – Score 71.5/100

The Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Ohio has an extensive cancer support staff of 700+ doctors, researchers, nurses, and technicians delivering cancer-specific care to its patients every year.

  1. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside – Score 71.4/100

Located in Pennsylvania, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh is one of the nation’s most highly ranked hospitals. It provides comprehensive cancer treatments to more than 60 locations with more than 200 medical oncologists working for the institution in both surgical and radiation-based units.

  1. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute – Score 71.2/100 (TIE)

Established in 1981, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is a non-profit and research center in Tampa, Florida. Also providing treatment and patient care, it has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the United States that draws patient candidates from all over the country.

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital – Score: 71.2/100 (TIE)

The Massachusetts General Hospital is affiliated with Harvard University – which provides patient care at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston – also its primary site of research. Patients may have the option to enroll in clinical trials which makes it one of the most innovative cancer hospitals in the nation.

  1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Score: 70.4/100

Located in central downtown Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital houses the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. This center specializes in hematopoietic stem cell transplant and precision medicine and is affiliated with several prominent research sites. 

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