HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is honored to be ranked No. 1 in cancer care in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. The institution has been named one of the nation’s top two cancer hospitals since the survey’s inception in 1990.
“Our patients and their families count on us to deliver on our promise to end cancer, and we are so proud of our team of 21,000 exceptional employees for their dedication to our patients and their families and our mission,” said Peter WT Pisters, M.D., president, MD Anderson. “The No. 1 ranking carries with it the responsibility to be a leader in the cancer field, and we are continually striving for improvement.”
In addition to MD Anderson’s No. 1 ranking for cancer care, its Head and Neck Surgery service was tied for No. 3 in the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty, Genitourinary Medical Oncology ranked No. 7 in Urology and Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine was ranked No. 22 in Gynecology. Areas rated as “High Performing” are Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Geriatrics.
“Last year alone, more than 141,000 patients sought care from our team of experts,” said Stephen Hahn, M.D., chief medical executive, MD Anderson. “We thank our patients and their families for entrusting us with their cancer care.”
For nearly 80 years, MD Anderson has joined in the global fight to end cancer. Through its efforts in patient care, research, education and prevention and its collaborations with experts across the country and around the world, MD Anderson is changing the way in which cancer is treated, novel therapies are explored, knowledge is shared and new policies are informed to improve public health.
MD Anderson’s cancer clinical trials program is one of the largest of its kind, offering more than 1,250 clinical trials for common and rare cancers. These trials offer tomorrow’s medicine to patients today, and many are only available at MD Anderson. Additionally, MD Anderson Cancer Network® elevates the quality of cancer care nationwide and across the globe by collaborating with community hospitals and health systems.