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Benefits of the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center

Centralized Gateway

The new Cancer Center will provide a single, convenient point where patients can access multi-disciplinary care.

Enhanced Collaboration

The Center will allow us to unite medical professionals from multiple locations into one, creating a seamless personalized patient experience.

Latest Technology

The new Center will provide access to the newest treatment technologies, like state of the art Linear Accelerators for Radiation Oncology and new capabilities in Surgical Oncology.

Scaled to Meet Growing Need for Care

The Cancer Center cared for 11,367 patients in 2014.  The baby-boomer generation, now in their sixties, makes up the largest segment of our population to be diagnosed with the disease. A 35% increase is projected to occur for patients 65+ over the next decade.

Clinical Trials

Cancer Center is a regional leader in the effort to discover better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer, and we are dedicated to the thoughtful introduction of promising new treatment methods. The new Center will enable us to provide more opportunities for clinical research studies as our capacity to serve patients increases.

Designed to Attract Talent

The modernized facility will help us retain talented staff and attract newly trained professionals coming out of top academic institutions like UCLA, Stanford, Harvard and NIH.

Poised for Improved Outcomes

Since coming together, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic has a larger, more specialized team of physicians.  A new building will further enhance patient care and improve health outcomes.

Comprehensive Approach to Care

The new Center will enable us to offer supportive care programs in the same location where patients see their physicians, including genetic counseling, patient navigation, nutrition services, support groups and counseling, library resources and education, social work services, financial and logistical support, and activities such as yoga, healing touch, exercise classes and painting.

Community Resource

This is a rare example of a project that benefits everyone – our patients, their families, the entire community, and all physicians in this area, whether they’re part of Cancer Center, Sansum Clinic or in independent medical practice.