“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 9
“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 69.1/100
Novel diagnostic tools, targeted therapies, and clinical trials.
Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute — a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center — has secured for itself U.S. News & World Report’s top marks when it comes to cancer-patient survival, use of advanced technologies (this is a very technology-driven center), availability of key patient services, and maintenance of the ideal patient-to-nurse ratio — the facility has been designated a magnet hospital for nursing excellence. Treatments and procedures available include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, palliative/pain-management care, and supportive oncology. The institute also offers complementary therapy (acupuncture, massage and Reiki) and an oncology program for the elderly that features interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, ethicists and social workers who provide for the support necessary for making better decisions about treatment. Meanwhile, cancer nurses provide appointment assistance and answers general questions on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern, at (866) 223-8100 or (216) 444-7923. Taussig is at the forefront of innovative translational and clinical research aimed at developing new cancer drugs and therapies. The center’s scientists have identified new molecules with intriguing anti-tumor effects.