“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 49.6/100
Novel signaling proteins, tumor cell behavior, molecular frameworks, fundamental carcinogenesis, and prognosis models.
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center earns U.S. News & World Report’s highest grade for patient survival, use of advanced technologies, availability of key services, and maintaining the ideal patient-to-nurse ratio; it has been designated a magnet hospital for nursing excellence. Owned and operated by West Virginia University Hospitals, it is considered by many the state’s premier cancer facility. It enjoys a national reputation of excellence in cancer treatment, prevention and research. Lung-related conditions such as mesothelioma are treated through a comprehensive care program that brings together specialists in cancer research, cardiothoracic surgery, medical oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, pathology, physical rehabilitation, nutrition, social services and financial aid. Research encompasses patient care, basic science studies, translational investigations, clinical trials and population analysis.