Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Today, cancer is the second leading cause of death around the world after heart disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Cancer claimed an estimated 9.6 million lives in 2018 only, especially in middle-income and low-income countries facilities such as radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and the newest anti-cancer drugs.
Regardless, some developing countries are putting more work into countering this deadly disease by developing their cancer action plans and striving to provide affordable cancer prevention and early diagnosis services to save more lives, all while following in the steps of some of the best cancer treatment facilities in the world.
#10 – The Stanford Hospital and Clinics (US)
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The world’s 10th best cancer treatment hospital in this list is the Stanford Hospitals and Clinics located on the campus of Stanford University in California.
The hospital also ranks tenth among the top cancer treatment hospitals in the United States on the U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Established in 1959, the Stanford Hospital and Clinics deliver high-quality care for patients in all of its services including tertiary medical care and general acute care services.
Stanford Hospital’s prominent clinical specialties are cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiovascular medicine and surgery, organ transplantation, neurosciences, and cardiovascular medicine and surgery.
In addition to being home to a level I trauma center which received the American College of Surgeons certification in 1998, the hospital is a teaching hospital that plays an important role in training medical professionals in the US.
Moreover, the world’s first heart-lung transplant was done in the Stanford hospital in 1981, making it one of its main achievements.
#9 – The Peter Maccallum Health Centre (Australia)
This list’s ninth-best cancer hospital is the Peter Maccallum Health Centre located in Melbourne, Victoria. It is one of the world’s few cancer treatment facilities and Australia’s only public hospital specialized in cancer treatment in addition to oncology research and training.
The Peter Maccallum Health Centre which has over 2,500 healthcare professionals including 580 laboratory and clinical researchers, is famous for its integrated services, including radiation oncology, psychological oncology, dental oncology, hematological treatments, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, and dietetics.