Every year, the US News & World Report releases their “Best Rankings” list, featuring the best in education, hospitals, business and others. The list of top cancer hospitals is one such list. The institutions are judged on a number of criteria including reputation with specialists, survival, patient safety, patient volume, nurse staffing (the balance of nurses and patients) and whether it is a “Nurse magnet Hospital” (the hospital was recognized by American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting high standards for nursing excellence).
Here is the most current list of the top ten hospitals for cancer in the United States. While some of these centers are known to have GIST specialists, not all of them do. Please check out the LRG GIST Specialist Database if you would like to find a specialist in your area.