UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Ranked as One of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs

wti-smallBecker’s Hospital Review has named the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.” The UAB Cancer Center, the only one from the state of Alabama, was selected for the 2014 edition of its list for leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a publication that features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. It also publishes a number of lists of outstanding facilities and individuals throughout the year, including the 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, the 100 Great Hospitals in America and the 30 Most Powerful People in Healthcare, as well as a variety of lists on outstanding physicians, health care leaders, hospitals and surgery centers.

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards they have received from a variety of sources. Lists are compiled through a lengthy research-and-review process, highlighting institutions or individuals that are consistently lauded by other industry ranking companies. Lists are vetted through a panel of industry experts.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Deep South region, including Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia. The center is home to an outstanding faculty of more than 350 physicians and researchers, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in oncology.

From bench to bedside, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and researchers have pioneered advances in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and nutrition. With its multidisciplinary teams and state-of-the-art technology, the center provides ongoing care to more than 20,000 cancer patients each year.

Read the full list online.