Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson) Ranked No. 20 in the Nation for Cancer

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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson logoThomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson) has been nationally ranked No. 20 in the cancer specialty for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that treat the most challenging patients and evaluate each hospital’s use of advanced technologies, safety, outcomes, and capacity to overcome other medical issues.

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson first achieved National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in 1996. As part of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, it has been consecutively ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 national Cancer Centers since 2008.

“Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson) is honored to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report as No. 20 in the nation for the cancer specialty,” said Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. “We continue to enhance our cancer research and capacity to translate discoveries into promising new methods for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. We are also now engaged in new approaches to deliver advanced cancer care to the community setting through our ‘Cancer Care 360′ initiative.”

The national ranking for cancer for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson) contributed to the overall ranking for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which was ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.

“We are all proud of the clinicians and staff who ensured we ranked No. 20 in the cancer specialty in the nation, as well as the 16th ranked hospital,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. He added, “The ranking speaks to our strategic commitment to improving health and longevity for the communities of Greater Philadelphia. Thanks to our scientists, we are leaders in using molecular testing to assess cancer risk. As a result, we can match patients to the most effective treatment regimens and attack racial disparities in mortality. Further, with our adoption of ‘Cancer Care 360,’ we will be a top 20 cancer center that is always within reach.”

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About the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

A leading center for practice-changing discovery and comprehensive cancer treatment, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center since 1996 and is one of only 69 institutions in the nation to hold this prestigious recognition. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is committed to delivering the most advanced personalized cancer care, made possible through scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson provides access to advanced clinical trials and novel treatment strategies throughout the Greater Delaware Valley, realized through our integral sites in Center City Philadelphia, Abington, Aria, and the comprehensive Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network. Routinely ranked among the top hospitals for cancer care in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, the multi-disciplinary teams bring together specialists for treatment planning, which results in some of the highest survival rates in the nation.