U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Cancer

These are the 50 top-ranked pediatric cancer centers. Three-year survival, transplant accreditation and infection prevention were among the factors making up 75 percent of the score, based mostly on data from a U.S. News survey of children's hospitals. The other 25 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric cancer specialists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Three-year survival Bone marrow transplant survival Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of ICU infections Nurse-patient ratio
#1

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 52.6%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#2

Dana-​Farber Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Boston, MA

99.2 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 78.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

100

Score: 9

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 6

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#3

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

95.4 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 76.8%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 6

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#4

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

91.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 33.4%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#5

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

90.7 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 61.0%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

100

Score: 7

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 5.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

#6

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

88.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 4 or 5 out of 9

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#7

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

83.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 47.4%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4, 5 or 6 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 6

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#8

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

78.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.5%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#9

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

76.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

100

Score: 7

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#10

Memorial Sloan-​Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

76.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 30.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

100

Score: 9

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 16

Very good: 13 to 18 out of 23

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 or 5 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

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