Top Hospitals for urology and cancer
in alphabetical order with ranks noted:
Hospital Urology Services, St. Louis, MO ranks #5 for urology; #13 for cancer
Clarian Health Partners (IU and Methodist Hospitals) Indianapolis ranks #15 for urology, #27 in cancer
Cleveland Clinic ranks #2 for urology; #30 for cancer
Dana Farber/Partners CancerCare Boston, MA ranks #4 for cancer
Comprehensive Cancer Center Durham, N.C ranks #6 for cancer
Urology department ranks #8 for urology.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, ranks #11 for cancer
Harvard Medical School Joint Center for Radiation Therapy
H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL ranks #15 for cancer
Johns Hopkins Medical Center Baltimore MD ranks #3 for cancer
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA ranks #8 for urology; #12 for cancer
Clinic Rochester, Minn. ranks #3 for urology; #5 for cancer
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas ranks #1 for cancer; #10 for urology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Manhattan, NYC ranks #2 for cancer; #9 for urology
New York Presbyterian Hospital ranks #6 in urology #26 in cancer
Stanford University Hospital Stanford, Calif. ranks #16 for cancer
UCLA, Los Angeles. ranks #8 in cancer; #4 for urology
University of California San Francisco Cancer Center ranks #9 for cancer, #11 for urology
University of Chicago Hospitals ranks #14 in cancer
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor ranks #7 in cancer
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian ranks #21 in cancer
University of Virginia Health Sciences
of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA ranks #10 for cancer
University Hospital Cancer Center, Nashville ranks #18 for cancer
UK Christie Hospital
Japan: National Cancer Center, Tokyo
Pathology Services, Reference Labs, Biopsy Slides Read
The Gleason score is a vital indicator of the grade of prostate cancer a man has to deal with. It is highly recommended to obtain a second opinion reading of your pathology slides from a recognized "artist." Below is a selection of leading prostate labs.
Urologic Pathology Laboratory Johns Hopkins Hospital is a nationally recognized center for prostate biopsy and study of urologic disorders. Vast expertise in the study and diagnosis of the pathology of prostate cancer. Primary consultant, Dr. Jonathan Epstein. Check the web page and call 1-800-997-5475
Bostwick Laboratories (David G. Bostwick, M.D., M.B.A.) is a pathology reference laboratory serving patients as well as physicians and managed care. Services include Primary Biopsy Interpretation; Second Opinion; DNA Ploidy Analysis; Immunohistochemistry (markers include p53, c-myc, and bcl-2 oncogene and tumor suppressor gene products and CD34 angiogenesis marker). Dr. Bostwick is one of the authors of the ACS book Prostate Cancer, What Every Man - and His Family - Needs to Know (1996, 1999, Villard, New York, $14.95).
The Prostate Lab (Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer) Second Opinion on Biopsy Slides, Biopsy Evaluation (Primary Opinion), Prognostic Evaluation of Radical Prostatectomy Specimen, Prognostic Testing (Ploidy, BCL2 p53, p27, p21)
and other services.
For more details see Biopsy
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This page reported by J. Strax, last updated November 2, 2004