HU Proton Therapy Institute To Host Free Seminar

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) will host a free seminar Wed, Sept. 26, at 6:30 pm, at HUPTI, 40 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton. The general public is encouraged to come and hear about cancer prevention tips and proton therapy cancer treatment.

Attendees will hear from Christopher Sinesi, M.D., HUPTI medical director and former proton therapy patients.

“I chose proton therapy after I was diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said John Melvin, of Hampton, Va. “I had no side effects during or after treatment and the best part about it was that I could keep my daily routine of working out in the gym.”

To register online for this event please visit For more information or to register by phone, please call 757.251.6800. Refreshments will be served.

HUPTI is the eighth proton facility in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the world. At full operation, HUPTI is expected to treat approximately 1,500 patients per year with prostate, breast, brain, lung, head and neck, pediatric and other cancers. Proton therapy is regarded as the most precise form of cancer treatment to date, targeting only the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. The actual treatment of protons lasts less than two minutes. Patients are treated five days a week, from one to nine weeks.

For additional Information, please contact Sarita Scott at 757.251.6814 or