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
#2

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

92.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 81.4%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 9

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

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 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

#9

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

82.3 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 65.1%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 10

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

Superior

100

Score: 5.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#3

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

91.1 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 63.9%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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

Very good

75

Score: 8

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 4.0

Superior: 3.1 and above

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#4

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

87.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 53.4%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 9

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

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#7

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

84.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 45.7%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#5

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

86.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

#18

Memorial Sloan-​Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

73.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 30.9%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 21

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#14

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Baltimore, MD

78.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 30.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 9

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

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#9

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

82.3 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 25.8%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.6

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

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