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Facts and Figures

Leading in the Conquest of Cancer

The following statistics help illustrate what sets the U-M Rogel Cancer Center's faculty, staff and programs apart as Leaders and Best in cancer. But numbers can tell only part of the story. Click on any link below to read the stories behind the numbers.

The company we keep

  • The U-M Rogel Cancer Center has earned the National Cancer Institute's "comprehensive" designation. This prestigious designation reflects our wide-ranging research initiatives, including translating new discoveries from the laboratory to our patients. We also conduct research to better prevent or control cancer and provide patient education, community outreach and training for tomorrow's cancer experts.
  • The cancer center is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a consortium of the nation's premier centers, which develops national guidelines for the delivery of effective, quality care.
  • Among more than 900 hospitals considered, the University of Michigan is continuously ranked by US News and World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation for cancer care and No. 1 in Michigan.

Confidence that comes with experience

Ours is among the largest clinical enterprises in cancer. Patients meet with multidisciplinary teams in one of 17 multidisciplinary and 10 specialty clinics, organized by cancer type.

Here's a snapshot of our 2020 clinical activities:

  • over 140,000 outpatient visits
  • over 80,000 infusion treatments
  • over 1,000 patients enrolled in clinical trials
  • 96% patient satisfaction rating

These numbers mean our patients benefit from having experienced, knowledgeable doctors, nurses and other clinical experts involved in diagnosing and treating every patient's case, from the most common to the rarest and most complex.

Understanding the Impact of Cancer

We understand the impact cancer has on every life it touches, and we invest in staff and programs to reduce the burden of cancer for patients and those who love them:

  • Our Patient and Family Support Services (PFSS) Program currently offers more than 30 programs and services led by specialists in psychology, social work, art therapy, nutrition, finance, and other areas.
  • Staffed by registered oncology nurses, the U-M Cancer AnswerLine™ provides toll-free access to personalized information on the entire spectrum of cancer issues, helping individuals navigate the complexities of the health care system and connect with support groups and community resources. In fiscal year 2019, the Cancer AnswerLine™ responded to more than 8,000 inquiries.

Research: more insights, more options

The U-M Rogel Cancer Center consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute.

Michigan receives more than $160 million in grants annually from the NCI and other agencies.

More than 300 U-M faculty members provide care to cancer patients and collaborate on laboratory, clinical, prevention and outcomes research.

Michigan is home to a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), in prostate cancer. This significant, multi-year NCI research grant focuses on prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Our patients are the most important beneficiaries of Michigan's vigorous commitment to research. Through more than 350 active cancer-related clinical trials, patients have access to the very latest treatment advances, often before they are available in the community.

Serving our community and yours

Each Last year, the Outreach Team participates in more than 70 community events.

We maintain a speaker's bureau of experts available to participate in local educational and outreach events.

updated 04.2021

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