Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the edition of the " hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs" list. A version of this list has been published every year since The hospitals and health systems selected for this list are at the forefront of cancer treatment and research. Many of the institutions featured have earned National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation and ranked among the top hospitals for cancer care by U. This list also includes cancer centers with busy research institutes, multiple clinical trials and safety designations that exceed national benchmarks.
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What does it mean to be "high-tech" in medicine? How do we determine the hospitals that are truly the "best"? Opinions undoubtedly vary, and we understand that first and foremost, patients should seek the type and variety of care that they feel is right for them. In an effort to preserve the international aspect of this ranking, we intentionally sought to include hospitals from many regions outside of North America. Thus, we focused on finding sources that could lead us directly to the top medical centers in other countries, such as Newsweek's article on the Best of Asia's Healthcare Facilities and this list of Eurocan Platform member institutions. Within the United States, we focused exclusively on American College of Surgeon-accredited hospitals with designated NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers see the sources at the end of this article for more information. With an initial list of more than top cancer centers around the world, we researched each individually and took note of the high-tech features they offer related to research, medical expertise, and patient care.
Each year, U. In addition to the list of overall best patient care and research, the editors highlight facilities that specialize in certain medical fields, including oncology cancer. All told, around 4, U. Today, there are only 71 hospitals to have received such status. MD Anderson is widely considered to be one of the foremost cancer hospitals in the world.
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