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.
#8 – The Netherlands Cancer Institute (Netherlands)
With over 650 scientists and 185 specialists today, the Netherlands Cancer Institute located in Amsterdam has been combating cancer since 1973. The institute is one of the major cancer treatment facilities in the world and is the only cancer hospital in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Cancer Institute relies on technologically advanced methods of cancer diagnosis and treatment;
Some of the institute’s medical facilities include a biotherapeutic unit, biostatistics center, carcinogen laboratory, flow cytometry facility, Electron microscope facility, and a bioimaging facility.
Moreover, the Netherlands Cancer Institute also serves as a teaching hospital, offering vacancies for Ph.D. students, masters students, technicians, and student technicians.
#7 – The Institut Gustave Roussy (France)
Known as the leading European research center dedicated to cancer, the Institut Gustave Roussy is located in Villejuif, South Paris, was founded in 1926 and named after Swiss-French neuropathologist, Gustave Roussy.
The Institut Gustave Roussy’s core responsibilities are rooted in scientific advancement, innovation, dedication to research, and treatment of patients with all types of cancer.
Some of Institut Gustave Roussy’s current programs include:
The development of new technologies for the treatment of cancer patients, the assessment of methods for the better management of patients and their families, and the development of new technologies to improve cancer treatment methods, both locally and regionally.
#6 – Spanish National Cancer Research Center (Spain)
Four-hundred health high-qualified professionals are working at the National Cancer Research Center in Spain to combat all types of cancer and conducting research to discover why and how cancer occurs in some people and not others.
There are 49 research groups specialized in three basic research programs in the center: Molecular oncology, cancer cellular biology, structural biology, and biocomputation, making the Spanish National Cancer Research Center one of the best-ranked cancer treatment and research facilities in the world.
While working on its therapy programs, pharmaceutical development, and supporting research programs, the center also counters inequality in professional opportunities between men and women, including those in the scientific research department in pain and in the world.
#5 – The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (US)
Founded in 1898, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute is yet another cancer treatment establishment that is considered one of the best in the United States.
Roswell Park Cancer Institut was the first-ever cancer facility to be established in the US and is, until today, the only medical institution that serves as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, treats all types of pediatric and adult cancer, develops, and invests its time and resources in developing new anticancer drugs.
The institute’s mission is to prevent cancer, conduct early detection of the disease through screening, with the help of its 2,919 staff members, who all work together to care for and improve the lives of cancer patients.
Roswell Park Cancer Institut offers graduate programs to Ph.D. degree students enrolled in the study branch of cancer sciences. It also holds clinical trials which are concerned with looking for more advanced ways for cancer diagnosis and evaluating new medical treatment for cancer patients.
#4 – Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (US)
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is internationally recognized as “the center of excellence” and one of the premier cancer treatment center in the United States.
Established in 1973, Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center runs a variety of programs including the ones concerned with the prevention and control of cancer, clinical and laboratory research, pharmacology, bone marrow transplantation, brain tumor research and treatment, esophageal cancer research, hematological malignancies, pediatric and radiation oncology, gastrointestinal cancer, as well as the experimentation of new anticancer drugs.
The center hosts over 46,600 admissions each year, has 100 laboratories, 72 surgical beds, 62 medical beds, and with the capacity to house more than 980 patients at a time.
#3 – The Abramson Cancer Center (US)
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The third best cancer facility on the list is the Abramson Cancer Center located at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The center is one of the 47 US centers dedicated to the treatment of cancer.
Named as one of the “Translational Centers of Excellence,” the Abramson Cancer Center fights back cancers of blood, breast, and pancreas, with more than 8,000 professionals, 400 medical scientists, and the largest clinical trials in the country, numbered at 600.
The center is home offers the latest forms of cancer prevention, state-of-the-art care, cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Abramson Cancer Center currently houses 230,000 outpatient and over 11,800 discharges every year.
Over 37,000 chemotherapy and 66,000 radiation treatments are conducted at the center whose services include an outpatient surgical pavilion, radiation oncology, and cardiovascular medicine.
#2 – The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (US)
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Founded in 1884 in New York, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the oldest and largest private cancer facility in the world, with nearly 1,700 medical professionals treating hundreds of cancer subtypes each year.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has other locations in New York and New Jersey, including the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center, the Sillerman Center for Rehabilitation, and the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, which all provide pre-operative and post-operative check-ins with surgeons, radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and highly advanced clinical trials.
The center also runs a number of researches and training programs in molecular and developmental biology, chemical biology, human oncology, and pathogenesis.
Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and even high school and college students aspiring to become researchers have the chance to benefit from training and educational programs at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
#1 – The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (US)
The first place for the best cancer hospital in the world goes to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston which is one of the leading original comprehensive cancer centers in the US and one of the primary cancer hospitals in the world that also specializes in pediatric cancers.
The services available at the center include screening and diagnostic services, cancer risk assessment, gene therapy, gamma life, Stereotactic radiation therapy (SBRT), and robot-assisted surgery.
Over cancer 135,000 patients are treated at the M.D Anderson Cancer Center annually, under the care of 20,000 professionals including nurses and surgeons. The M.D. Anderson Center cares for over 135,000 cancer patients annually and employs 20,000 healthcare professionals.