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Medical Services

Multidisciplinary cancer experts focused on you

At Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, our highly-trained and compassionate team cares for patients with the most advanced treatments and technology, global clinical trials, and evidence-based supportive care programs.

Medical Oncology

Our Medical Oncology department delivers chemotherapy, biologic therapies, immunotherapy and supportive treatments for cancer patients. Our personalized approach to treatment requires close collaboration between all the clinicians involved in the care of the patient. Cancer Center Medical Oncologists collaborate with other oncologists, community physicians in private practice and the primary care/specialty physicians at Sansum Clinic to create a coordinated and comprehensive approach to cancer care. All of our oncologists are board certified in their specialties and come from some of the most prestigious training programs in the country.

Radiation Oncology

As the premier provider of Radiation Oncology in Santa Barbara County, and the only location in Central California to have two Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators, the Cancer Center provides the latest Radiation Oncology treatments available, including stereotactic radiosurgery, brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy. Radiation treatment is prescribed by our Radiation Oncologists who have been educated in world-famous teaching institutions. Our Radiation Oncologists are board certified in their specialties and have received extensive training to ensure precise treatment outcomes.

Surgical Oncology

Surgery is a key component in the care of patients living with cancer. Our trained surgeons specialize in various types of cancer including breast cancers and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and they provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment planning and surgical approaches to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. The GI Cancer Program is a high-volume, pancreatic surgery program. The Breast Surgery Program treats breast cancer and breast diseases, including complications of lactation.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine plays a critical role in cancer diagnosis and treatment by capturing images that deliver vital information about the function of cells and major organs. This involves the use of radioactive materials to create images that allow clinicians to study the structure and measure the function of organs and to identify tumors, areas of infection or other disorders. Both physicians in this department are fellowship trained at world-class institutions.

Palliative Care

Our Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Program enables us to enhance the quality of life for all patients who are being treated for a serious illness. The Palliative Care team works to address patients’ physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs with individualized care plans that provide an extra layer of support for patients and their families