The Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked number one in the nation, according to Parents magazine’s 2013 report of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals and U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital survey for 2012-13.
CHOP’s ranking as the best pediatric hospital in the nation by Parents is based on a comprehensive, data-driven survey. CHOP was ranked in the top 3 in all 6 specialties included in the survey.
Parents magazine’s exclusive list of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals provides the most comprehensive family focused data-driven comparison of pediatric facilities. In compiling the list, Parents focused on key areas including treatment success, groundbreaking research and family-friendly facilities.
Highlighted in the Parents report was the cancer breakthroughs that have been made at CHOP, including CTL019, a clinical trial of T cell therapy for patients with B cell cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Dr. Stephan Grupp leads CTL019 efforts at the Hospital.
Ranking number one in six of 10 specialties, CHOP has more top rankings than any other children’s hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News. CHOP has again tied for the No. 1 ranking overall on U.S. News' Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.
The U.S. News survey methodology combines clinical data points from 178 pediatric centers with a separate reputational score derived from a survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists were asked to which hospital they would send the sickest children. For more information, see Best in the Nation.
Children experience cancer differently than adults do and respond better when they're treated in a place dedicated to their unique needs.
The Cancer Center is a recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment and research.
We have some of the top clinicians in the world, as well as leading researchers who are dedicated to studying the very cancers that we treat. This collaboration between oncologists and researchers allows us to fast forward advances in research and treatment to benefit our patients more quickly.
We also provide a level of support to families that is not always available in other centers. Together, more than 175 staff members specifically support oncology patients and have the resources to meet any need a family may have.
Be sure to take our virtual tour to discover what makes the Cancer Center at CHOP truly unique when it comes to caring for your child.
For these reasons and many more, CHOP is recognized as a Cancer Center of Excellence by OptumHealth. Only those cancer programs that have met OptumHealth's strict evaluation criteria are considered for inclusion in the Cancer Centers of Excellence network. Criteria include:
Here are some other advantages of choosing us for your child's treatment:
We also offer access to world renowned experts in many specialties to treat the side effects that children often have from cancer treatment.
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