MD Anderson Cancer Center is nation's top cancer hospital

July 17, 2012 2:03:53 PM PDT
Houston's University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the nation's top cancer hospital again, for the sixth year in a row.

That's from the annual survey of best hospitals by US News and World Report. It was singled out for its ear nose and throat program, gastroenterology, geriatric and orthopedic care.

This year, the hospital will see its one millionth patient since it opened in 1944. It is also first in the number of cancer research grants awarded. Last year its research efforts totaled more than $600 million.

MD Anderson is renovating the children's cancer hospital.