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11 years 9 months ago #15465 by Rosemary
Karen, if you go to the US News & World Report Website, the #23 slot goes to somebody else....these lists are really confusing me. I used to print them up and compare them, but even then, they are very confusing....

http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/search.php?spec=ihqcanc&start=20&

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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11 years 9 months ago #15464 by Rosemary
I apologize for giving credence to information based on memory. When I was Dx'd I used to look at these lists a lot. I remember feeling surprise that Wake Forest was so high on both lists, Cancer and Urology. I looked today, and Wake Forest is not on either list. However, when you go to Karen's link (Robert's List) it does appear on the list as #23. Perhaps I am not completely gone crazy....the only comfort that I have in all of this is that it made us look!!

Here is a link to US News & World Report where you can put in your state and the distance that you are willing to travel and it will give you the top ranked hospital in your area. This may be a valuable tool for us.

Also, it looks like Vanderbuilt is way ahead, Cat, according to those lists, so that may be the way to go.


http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/search.php?spec=ihqcanc&

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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11 years 9 months ago #15463 by momof4
Rosemary,

UNC is #15 in the top 50...Duke is #7...Wake Forest #23

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11 years 9 months ago #15459 by fearandfight
Tate you have me confused with this stent deal. I had a stent put in during my Turbt because about 2-3 inches the cancer was growing up my left ureter but poking a hole in your bladder I am lost there. As Pat said you just have to wait and see what the results of your Turbt is to find out what you are dealing with Stage wise. Good luck with your Turbt and your results. Take Care, Joe

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11 years 9 months ago #15457 by momof4
Cattailgal,

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital is #23 in the USA in the top 50 cancer hospitals in the US.

http://www.robertsreview.com/cancer_centers_top_50.html

also an NCI cancer center along with DUKE and Chapel Hill:

https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/factsheet/FactsheetSearchResult.aspx?PubLnk=1.2&States='NC'&CancerCenterType=0

This is my husbands Dr. He was just elected First Chief Scientist to the FDA!!

Torti to Become First Chief Scientist to the FDA

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Frank M. Torti, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been appointed principal deputy commissioner and first chief scientist to the U.S Food and Drug Administration, by its commissioner, Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.
The new chief scientist position was created from the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.

Torti will support the start of the FDA Fellowship Program and help emphasize the importance of clinical research trials. He will also work with the new office to ensure the quality and regulatory focus of the intramural research programs of the agency.
“I appreciate the confidence and trust that Secretary Leavitt and Commissioner von Eschenbach have placed in me,” said Torti. “I look forward to beginning this work at this important moment for the FDA.”
Torti, who joined the faculty at Wake Forest Baptist in 1993, serves as the Charles L. Spurr Professor of Medicine, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and chair of the Department of Cancer Biology. He is a well-known clinical investigator in urologic oncology and has become widely published in this area. Many of the clinical trials that he has designed and executed have led to improved standards of care in genitourinary oncology. He has also contributed to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie inflammatory diseases and cancer.
Torti received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and graduated cum laude with a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his master’s in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he trained in cancer epidemiology and nutrition.
“Dr. Torti’s impressive clinical and scientific credentials are an excellent match for the work we do on a daily basis to promote and protect the nation’s health as a science-based and science-led agency,” said von Eschenbach in a statement released by the FDA. “FDA’s chief scientist will ensure that the foundation of the FDA’s regulatory structure will always be state-of-the-art science.”
Torti is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award and has been consistently named as one of America’s top doctors. He currently serves on the NIH’s National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He also serves as president and founder of the Cancer Biology Training Consortium.
A. Julian Garvin, M.D., Ph.D., has been named interim director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Steven A. Akman, M.D., has been named interim chair of cancer biology.


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11 years 9 months ago #15455 by CattailGal
I was referred to this list on this forum, of the US News & World Report 2007 top hospitals:

http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/search.php?spec=ihqcanc®ion=SO&

Not all "Comprehensive Cancer Centers" are on the list of "top hospitals" under the "cancer" heading, which confuses me. Wake Forest Baptist is not on the list (only two NC hospitals are). Baptist is not listed as a "top" Urology hospital either (three NC hospitals are).

In any event, if Baptist is better for BC than Vanderbilt (and it's closer to us), I'd rather go there. Mom's Urologist said if we're going to travel, to go to Sloan Kettering. Not sure why he mentioned a location so far from us - which has us further confused.

I wonder if we should have appts at both Baptist and Vanderbilt? On the other hand, she can only try to get a referral to one (her insurance is local, so this will be out of network). Also, I hate to "lose time" going to appointments, when it's been so long since her CIS returned already...

Kathleen
NE Tenn

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