Founded in 1898 as the first dedicated cancer center in the United States, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been at the forefront of cancer research and treatment for over 100 years. Roswell Park is one of the original three founding National Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Cancer Centers (along with MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering) and is one of 51 such centers in the United States. Roswell Park is also a contributing member of the NCCN alliance. The institution provides patient care to over 4,400 hospital admissions and over 200,000 outpatient visits per year. Roswell Park is well-known for the strengths of its translational research, multidisciplinary disease-specific oncology teams, and compassionate staff. Currently the institution has an academic affiliation with State University of New York at Buffalo. As of 2021, Roswell Park ranked 34th of Top Cancer Centers in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.