People with mesothelioma should prioritize going to the best cancer center possible.

We have a definitive list of the top medical centers for cancer treatment, a valuable resource for anyone trying to make important, life‑saving decisions.

The U.S. News & World Report published its 2021‑2022 rankings of the top hospitals in the country. The list includes a top cancer centers ranking, along with specific rankings for lung and gastrointestinal oncology, which are relatable to mesothelioma.

The top 20 hospitals in the U.S. for 2021‑2022, in order of listing, are:

  1. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center
  4. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
  5. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
  6. Cedars‑Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
  7. New York‑Presbyterian Hospital in New York City
  8. New York University Langone Hospitals in New York City
  9. University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center
  10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  11. Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor
  12. Stanford Health Care
  13. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania‑Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia
  14. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
  15. Mayo Clinic‑Phoenix
  16. Houston Methodist Hospital
  17. Barnes‑Jewish Hospital in St. Louis
  18. Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City
  19. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
  20. Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee

The hospitals with known mesothelioma treatment programs and specialists are in bold.

 

Explanation of Top Hospital and Cancer Center Rankings

The website publishes a ranking of the top hospitals each year. It’s based on a point system, with points earned for:

  • Being noteworthy in one of 16 categories
  • Listing as “high performing” in one of 10 procedures or conditions

Hospitals rank for a category, procedure or condition based on the following criteria:

  • 30‑day survival after a surgery
  • Patient experience in the hospital
  • Volume of patients for a condition
  • Nurse staffing
  • Technological advancements
  • Professional recognition

 

Top Hospitals for Cancer Treatment Overall

If a hospital ranks well for cancer treatment, they have vast resources and an experienced staff of oncologists, nurses, radiologists, pathologists and more. This is a benefit to people with mesothelioma, who need an accurate diagnosis and helpful guidance to extend their life.

The top‑ranking cancer treatment centers often have mesothelioma surgeons and oncologists. The list includes:

  1. MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City
  3. Mayo Clinic
  4. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. Johns Hopkins Hospital
  7. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  8. UCLA Medical Center
  9. Cedars‑Sinai Medical Center
  10. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania
  11. UCSF Medical Center
  12. Stanford Health Care
  13. City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California
  14. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes‑Jewish Hospital
  15. New York‑Presbyterian Hospital
  16. Mayo Clinic‑Phoenix
  17. Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla
  18. Massachusetts General Hospital
  19. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  20. University of Southern California Norris Cancer Hospital

 

Top Hospitals for Lung Cancer and Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment

Lung cancer is similar to pleural mesothelioma due to proximity. Some of the therapies are the same, such as a pneumonectomy surgery (removes the affected lung).

Gastrointestinal cancer is similar to peritoneal mesothelioma. The proximity is a factor, and some therapies cross over, such as hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and debulking/cytoreduction surgery.

Most of the cancer centers ranked for these categories are mesothelioma cancer centers of excellence.

The top lung cancer surgery hospitals are:

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. University of Colorado‑Denver Hospital
  3. Cedars‑Sinai Medical Center
  4. UCLA Medical Center
  5. Cleveland Clinic
  6. NYU Langone
  7. Johns Hopkins Hospital
  8. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania
  9. UC San Diego
  10. New York‑Presbyterian Hospital

The top gastrointestinal cancer surgery hospitals are:

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. Cedars‑Sinai Medical Center
  3. Cleveland Clinic
  4. UCLA Medical Center
  5. NYU Langone
  6. Johns Hopkins Hospital
  7. Mayo Clinic‑Phoenix
  8. New York‑Presbyterian Hospital
  9. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  10. Houston Methodist Hospital

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About the Writer, Devin Golden

Devin Golden is the content writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He produces mesothelioma-related content on various mediums, including the Mesothelioma Guide website and social media channels. Devin's objective is to translate complex information regarding mesothelioma into informative, easily absorbable content to help patients and their loved ones.

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About the Writer, Devin Golden

Devin Golden is the content writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He produces mesothelioma-related content on various mediums, including the Mesothelioma Guide website and social media channels. Devin's objective is to translate complex information regarding mesothelioma into informative, easily absorbable content to help patients and their loved ones.