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
#38

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, CA

64.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#22

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

71.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.0%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 10

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

Superior

100

Score: 13

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#36

Levine Children's Hospital

Charlotte, NC

65.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 5

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 13

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1, 2 or 3 out of 9

#13

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Rochester, MN

78.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.0%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 13

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#16

Rady Children's Hospital

San Diego, CA

74.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.7%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 11

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: 13

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#24

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Detroit, MI

70.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.8%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 10

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

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#20

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

72.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.6

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#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

#27

Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

69.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 10

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: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#46

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

62.3 / 100

None

0.1

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1, 2 or 3 out of 9

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