Cancer Hospitals: the Impact of Research


Which is the best cancer hospital? This is, of course, a difficult question. Still, cancer is a complex disease and new treatments are being continually discovered. It makes sense to use a hospital whose cancer research has had a strong impact on the area of cancer medicine (oncology). Such hospital will have outstanding experts, who are familiar with the latest discoveries.

Here, we rank hospitals by the impact their research had in the area of cancer medicine. Hospitals with higher impact research are listed at the top. We rank 100 hospitals.




Methodology:

Cancer treatment is at the forefront of medicine, and it depends on leading research. Here, medical centers are ranked by the number of influential publications in oncology. The ranking is by the number of papers in oncology published during the last 20 years that had received 10 or more citations.

Rank
Hospital
Number of Papers
1
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 5459
2
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 4410
3
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York 3748
4
Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif. 3313




5
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 3165
6
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn. 2611
7
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles 2389
8
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago 1905



9
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center 1798
10
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 1620
11
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor 1609
12
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston 1598




13
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 1475
14
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston 1351
15
University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland 1323
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