UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

“Best Hospitals” national cancer-care rank: 11

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 66.7/100

Founded: 1976

Beds: 466

Clinicians/researchers: 350





Research focus: 

Cancer and stem cell biology, molecular imaging, nanotechnology, gene regulation, signal transduction and therapeutics, tumor immunology, and survivorship.

Clinic at-a-glance:

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the largest such institutions in the western states. It offers advanced forms of cancer treatment. Everything from diagnosis to post-treatment follow-up is provided through multidisciplinary care teams that include surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. These teams have at their disposal the latest in imaging technology and procedure equipment. Patients have access to “integrative oncology” — cutting-edge services regarding cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, psychological well-being, cancer education, nutrition, spirituality, mind/body health, acupuncture, and holistic approaches to healing and wellness. Jonsson Center is a very active developer of scientific discoveries to improve cancer detection, prevention and treatment. Many of these advances are the fruits of close collaboration between physicians and researchers. The center’s robust research programs enjoy an international reputation for rapidly translating basic science breakthroughs into leading-edge clinical studies, which are made available in locations across the U.S.