Conquest - Fall 2013
No. 1 again for MD Anderson
For the seventh straight year, MD Anderson has been ranked No. 1 in cancer care by U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. During the past 12 years, the institution has ranked first in cancer care 10 times. Since 1990, when the survey began, it’s been listed as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the nation.
Also nationally ranked are three MD Anderson specialties: ear, nose and throat (No. 3), gynecology (No. 6) and urology (No. 43). The institution’s orthopedic, neurosurgery, nephrology, psychiatry and geriatrics services were named as “High Performing” specialties.
MD Anderson continues as one of the largest cancer centers in the world, last year serving more than 115,000 people, nearly one-third of them new patients. Many come to the institution seeking the latest therapies, diagnostics, surgical techniques and prevention strategies.
About 8,500 patients were registered on clinical trials exploring new treatments last year, making it home to the largest clinical trials program for cancer in the nation.
In This Issue
- No. 1 again for MD Anderson
- Where you live may raise your risk of obesity
- Abbott acquires MD Anderson technology company
- Check out Conquest on your iPad
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