Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer represents the much-needed and long-overdue answer for consumers – and physicians - seeking the top cancer specialists. Castle Connolly’s physician-led Research Team has tackled some of the tough issues and developed criteria for selection. Castle Connolly’s well respected national survey process that has enabled them to identify the leading physicians in more than twenty medical specialties associated with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The breadth and depth of the information they offer on each included physician will enable readers to be empowered consumers and to make informed decisions about the right doctor for their particular type of cancer. The guide also includes valuable information on some of the nation’s most outstanding medical centers and specialty hospitals that are involved in the treatment of cancers. America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer will be an invaluable resource – a user-friendly, trusted source of information from an independent nationally renowned healthcare research and information company. Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer is a key source of information that will help cancer patients and their loved ones navigate the complexities of the American healthcare system to find – and receive – the highest quality medical care. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or their online directory. The selection of medical providers for inclusion in this book was based in part on opinions solicited from physicians and other healthcare professionals. The author and publishers cannot assure the accuracy of information provided to them by third parties, since such opinions are necessarily subjective and may be incomplete. The omission from this book of particular healthcare providers does not mean that such providers are not competent or reputable. The purpose of this book is educational and informational. It is not intended to replace the advice of your physician or to assist the layman in diagnosing or treating illness, disease or injury. Following the advice or recommendations set forth in this book is entirely at the reader’s own risk. The author and publishers cannot ensure accuracy of, or assume responsibility for, the information in the book as such information is affected by constant change. Liability to any person or organization for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in this book is hereby disclaimed. Whenever possible, readers should consult their own primary care physician when selecting healthcare providers, including any selection based upon information contained in this book. In order to protect patient privacy the names of patients cited in anecdotes throughout the book have been omitted.