University of Michigan Health System Comprehensive Cancer Center


“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 24

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 61.3/100

Founded: 1986

Beds: 919

Clinicians/researchers: 350





Research focus: 

Early detection, diagnosis and treatment.


Clinic at-a-glance:

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The center consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute. It runs a large number of active clinical trials; more than 285 of them. The institution is known for providing access to the very latest treatment advances, often before they are available in the broader community. Among the first cancer centers to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to care. The institution’s oncology registered nurses staff a top-notch Cancer AnswerLine at (800) 865-1125 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern, and any time by email at The nurses can only answer questions in general; they cannot provide specific medical advice, review medical records or make a diagnosis.