“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 35.6/100
Solid tumor treatment modalities, antineoplastic drugs, and biologic response modifiers.
Temple University Health System’s Cancer Center owns significant expertise in cancers affecting the lung region. These cases account for nearly half of those seen each year and nearly half are stage IV cancer). The Cancer Center possesses the American College of Surgeons designation as an approved teaching hospital cancer program. This means the institution meets highest national standards for quality, comprehensive, coordinated cancer care. Care is delivered using a multidisciplinary team model that includes board-certified pulmonologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, oncology-certified nurses and respiratory therapists. Use of advanced technologies puts Temple at the forefront of early detection and treatment. Its accredited radiation oncology department participates in clinical trials of new technology and techniques. The department possesses a trio of linear accelerators, plus state-of-the-art equipment including a Gamma Knife.