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, cellular transplant accreditation and infection prevention were among the kinds of data, collected from a detailed U.S. News survey of children's hospitals, that produced 83.3 percent of each hospital's score. The other 16.7 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric cancer specialists responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 recommended the hospital for serious cases.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Specialty Score Reputation with specialists Survival at three years Survival after bone marrow transplant Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of ICU infections Nursing intensity Patient volume
#1

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

Boston, MA

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 79.8%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.8

Superior: 3.1 and above

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#21

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

71.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.7%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#8

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

83.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.3%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#44

North Carolina Children's Hospital at UNC

63.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 5

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#36

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

65.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.2%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#19

Primary Children's Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

73.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.1%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 4.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#33

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI

66.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.4%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#45

Yale-​New Haven Children's Hospital

62.5 / 100

None

0.1

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 8

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#31

American Family Children's Hospital

Madison, WI

67.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 11

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 4.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1, 2 or 3 out of 9

#6

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

Chicago, IL

86.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 11

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

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