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UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center among top 12 in nation, says survey

UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center was ranked among the top 12 cancer centers in the nation, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey of board-certified physicians from across the country. The survey reviewed patient outcomes, the cancer center’s reputation among physicians, mortality rates and other
care-related factors.

The ranking was included in the magazine’s 2013-14 guide to America’s “Best Hospitals” featured in the August print issue of U.S. News & World Report and online. The centers often ranking highest in the survey are those that treat the sickest patients and focus on translational research, according to a news release.

UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only four California cancer centers named among the top 20 nationwide this year.

Successful therapies

Successful targeted therapies such as Herceptin, Avastin, Tarceva, Gleevec and Sprycel were developed based on research conducted in cancer center laboratories or in clinical research with UCLA patients.

“The Jonsson Cancer Center has established an international reputation for developing targeted cancer therapies and providing leading-edge experimental treatments,” said Judith C. Gasson, PhD, the cancer center’s director and a professor of medicine and biological chemistry. “We have worked and will continue to work very hard to translate basic science discoveries into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.”

Other West region facility rankings

Overall, UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center ranked 11th in the nation. Of the other four California cancer centers listed in the top 20, the University of California San Francisco ranked 7th, Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto ranked 10th and City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte ranked 15th.

In the West region, the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle also ranked 7th in the nation, tying with UCSF Medical Center.

The Jonsson Cancer Center has ranked among the top 12 cancer centers in the nation in the U.S. News survey for the past 14 years, according to the news release.

UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has more than 240 researchers and clinicians engaged in disease research, prevention, detection, control, treatment and education.

For more Best Hospitals, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/cancer.

For additional information on UCLA, see http://www.cancer.ucla.edu.

By | 2013-12-09T00:00:00-05:00 December 9th, 2013|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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