Learn more about how to find the right treatment team when you're facing a cancer diagnosis.
Finding Treatment Centers
Search these databases and directories for hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physician information. Get information about services offered, treatments available, and doctor specialties to help find the right treatment center for you.
Approximately 71% of all newly diagnosed cancer patients in the United States are treated in the more than 1,400 facilities that are accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation as a cancer center is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards. Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program hospital or facility ensures you high-quality, comprehensive care from teams of specialists who can coordinate the best treatment options available for you.
The NCI Cancer Center Program supports research-oriented facilities across the nation that are known for their scientific excellence and their ability to pull together and focus many kinds of research approaches on the cancer problem. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Program has chosen more than 65 cancer centers that take part in research to help reduce cancer rates and deaths from cancer.
The American College of Surgeons evaluates breast centers through its National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. To be approved, centers must meet strict standards for providing services, managing patients, participating in clinical trials, continuing physician education, and community outreach. Accredited centers voluntarily agree to maintain a high level of clinical care and are recertified every 3 years.
Members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes are dedicated to eradicating cancer through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program of cancer research, treatment, patient care, prevention, education and community outreach. Visit the AACI Cancer Institute Web site for more information on its member institutions and hospitals.
Most children and teens with cancer in the United States are treated at a center that is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG). COG joined with the National Childhood Cancer Foundation to form CureSearch, an extensive guide to pediatric cancer resources. To learn more about pediatric cancers and their treatment, to get listings of ongoing clinical trials, and to search for COG-affiliated institutions by state, visit the CureSearch Web site.
Consult these information-rich directories before making important treatment decisions.
If you (or a loved one) have cancer and your treatment plan needs to change due to a recent natural disaster, the following questions and answers may help you figure out what you need to do to get your treatment back on schedule.