City of Hope Cancer Center Rankings and Distinctions

City of Hope Rankings and Distinctions

City of Hope® is a world leader in cancer research, treatment and prevention. Our physicians, researchers and health care professionals are dedicated to transforming scientific breakthroughs into the next generation of therapies to outsmart cancer and other life-threatening diseases. With compassion at the heart of our approach, we treat the whole person, not just the disease, to help support your quality of life and get you back to the activities you enjoy. 

A wide range of prestigious, national health care and cancer organizations have recognized City of Hope as one of the best cancer centers in the United States, because of our unique combination of innovation in research, safety and quality of care.


NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Badge

An NCI-Designated Cancer Center

City of Hope’s flagship hospital in Duarte, California, has been a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center since 1998. To be recognized as a comprehensive cancer center by the NCI, treatment centers must meet the most rigorous standards in cancer care and conduct exemplary research that leads to new cancer treatments and therapies, while also demonstrating leadership in cancer care. City of Hope Duarte is one of only 50+ NCI-recognized comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.


City of Hope is a National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Member Institution

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Designation

City of Hope Duarte is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an exclusive network of 33 member organizations nationwide that includes some of the top cancer centers in the United States. Each NCCN member is committed to exceptional patient care and innovative research. The group has a particular focus on making breakthroughs in cancer care more accessible to more people and on educating health care professionals on the latest standards of care for cancer patients around the world.


City of Hope is ranked among the Best Hospitals for Cancer by U.S. News & World Report 2024-25

Top Hospital for Cancer in California, Top 5 in the Nation

For the past 18 years, City of Hope Duarte has been named as one of the nation's best hospitals for cancer in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. For 2024-25, these rankings placed City of Hope among the top five in the nation, the highest such ranking in California — the third consecutive year in the top 10. These recognitions are a testament to our clinical expertise, our patients’ experience during their cancer journeys, the superior health outcomes we produce, thanks to our high standard of care, and the breakthrough research City of Hope has become known for.

In addition to the top five national ranking, U.S. News ranked City of Hope Duarte in the top 50 for the non-oncology field of urology, and "high performing" in:

  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Gynecologic cancer surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery and gastroenterology
  • Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma treatment

Also, within our national network of care, City of Hope Cancer Center Atlanta was named "high-performing" in colon cancer surgery, and City of Hope Cancer Center Chicago was recognized as "high-performing" for gynecologic cancer surgery.



Nursing Magnet Designation


City of Hope’s nationally renowned nursing team has received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet recognition is given to only 9 percent of hospitals and clinics in the United States, including City of Hope’s locations in Duarte, Atlanta, Phoenix and Chicago. One of the highest honors in nursing, the Magnet distinction recognizes City of Hope’s commitment to excellence in delivering quality care and improving patient outcomes.


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American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer has awarded City of Hope Duarte the highest possible level of recognition for our exceptional level of care. The ACS recognizes leading cancer hospitals like City of Hope Duarte for our patient-centered care model and for our dedication to meeting numerous rigorous standards in cancer care. The ACS Commission on Cancer strives to improve survival rates and quality of life for all patients with cancer.


Additional Rankings and Distinctions

City of Hope Duarte has received many other accolades for its commitment to breakthrough cancer treatments and compassionate care for cancer patients. This includes our pioneering work in the treatment of blood cancers and our distinction as one of the first in the nation to perform bone marrow transplantation. Our program — accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the standard of excellence for blood and bone marrow transplant programs in the United States — is now one of the largest and most successful bone marrow transplant centers in the nation and has been recognized by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center for its exceptional survival rates.