Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Well-deserved honor for the place that returns cancer patients like me to wellness

City of Hope is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. An independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, we are a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

City of Hope is the cancer center which coordinated and provided the stem-cell transplant from an unrelated donor that saved my life in 2007 and, again, when the cancer returned in 2009.
clipped from www.cityofhope.org
DUARTE, Calif., July 15, 2010 — City of Hope is recognized as one of the top 20 cancer centers in the country in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010-11 Best Hospitals rankings. City of Hope moved up to the 20th position on this year’s list of top cancer hospitals, and also ranked 38th on the list for urology. The institution is the second-highest ranked cancer hospital in the Los Angeles area and one of only six centers in California to appear on the cancer list. In urology, City of Hope is one of only three in the Los Angeles area and one of six hospitals in California, to be ranked.
City of Hope is one of only 152 medical centers to appear on the prestigious annual list. Hospitals are selected from 4,852 eligible hospitals nationwide in 16 specialty areas. This marks the institution’s seventh year on the top cancer hospitals list and its fourth appearance for urology.
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