U.S. News & World Report names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the best in the region in cancer

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 16th straight year, and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals 2016/17 rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center is a collaboration of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, dedicated to providing comprehensive and specialized care for adults with cancer and related diseases.

"We are proud of our talented and compassionate caregivers, whose hard work is recognized by this honor," said Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, President and CEO of Dana-Farber."We strive to provide the very best cancer care possible, and to develop new and more effective therapies to help patients and their families beat this devastating disease."

"The U.S. News & World Report recognition acknowledges the remarkable care and compassion that Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center provides," said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham and Women's Health Care. "These dedicated professionals work together as one team with a singular focus on conquering cancer and advancing the way cancer care is delivered, transforming the future of cancer care through scientific research, discovery and innovation. We are immensely proud of them and the hope that they bring to those around the world touched by cancer."

"U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of."

In June, U.S. News ranked Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as the No. 1 pediatric cancer program in the country.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

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