The U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best cancer hospitals for 2016 brought no great surprises. The top four cancer centers did not change from last year:
1) MD Anderson Cancer Center,
2) Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
3) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. and
4) Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
There was a change in this year’s No. 5 slot: UCLA Medical Center. Last year, it was the Seattle Cancer Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center
Though the system used by U.S. News isn’t regarded as scientific, directors of cancer centers and folks in marketing pay close attention to even the smallest of changes in the standing of their institutions.