U.S. News Ranks UMGCCC Among Nation's Top 25 Cancer Centers

For immediate release: August 19, 2016

August 2, 2016 – The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 25 cancer centers in the nation. U.S. News now ranks UMGCCC #21 out of 901 cancer programs that it surveyed.

This ranking takes into account UMGCCC’s NCI designation (at the time, NCI-CC), outstanding patient outcomes, excellent nurses, nursing Magnet status, technical capabilities and more. Coupled with UMGCCC’s recent elevation to NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, which became official on August 1, the cancer center has had a tremendous year.

“We are extremely proud of our outstanding physicians, nurses, researchers and staff members,” says Kevin Cullen, MD, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Distinguished Professor of Oncology and director of UMGCCC. “Being ranked number 21 in the nation is a testament to their hard work and commitment to giving our patients hope.”

The UMGCCC team is made up of people with high levels of expertise, who are certified in their specialized areas and provide compassionate care. UMGCCC researchers are advancing cancer knowledge and discovering new and better ways to detect, treat and defeat this disease.

Key to UMGCCC’s success is support received from the State of Maryland through the Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System, the School of Medicine, and the cancer center’s wonderful community advocates and many grateful patients including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.