About Our Organization
Since 1949, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara has remained in the vanguard of comprehensive outpatient cancer treatment with personnel from renowned medical programs, the latest science and technology, and integrative wellness and patient support programs. Supported by the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic has earned a reputation for compassionately serving those on the journey to live with, through, and beyond cancer. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Walk/Run benefit the Clinical Research Program at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Through our Research Program, cancer fighting agents are made available to adult and pediatric patients in our community. Clinical trials are vital to the evolution of cancer treatment. Today’s standard practices were all proven by clinical trials before they became generally available. While patients may choose to enter a trial to improve their own conditions, they also help map the future of cancer care for others. In addition, funds from the Walk/Run support two post-doctoral fellowships in basic science research at UCSB, the UCSB Research Mentorship Program, and medical and public education programs, including the Frontiers in Cancer Research lecture series.