HU Proton Therapy Institute To Host Free Seminar

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) will host an informational seminar Wed, April 28, at 6:30 pm, at the HUPTI Welcome Center in the Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. The general public is encouraged to come and hear about cancer prevention tips and proton therapy cancer treatment. Refreshments will be served.

Attendees will hear from Christopher Sinesi, M.D., medical director, HUPTI, Cynthia Keppel, Ph.D., scientific and technical director, former proton therapy patients and learn about employment opportunities.

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“Proton Therapy helped save our son’s life when he was diagnosed with spinal Ewing’s sarcoma at the age of 2 in 2007,” said Susan Ralston of Virginia Beach, who traveled to Texas for Jacob’s treatment. “Today our son is in remission, enjoying his life in Pre-K, as a normal, happy little boy.” Ralston co-founded the Pediatric Proton Foundation, with husband Jim, after Jacob’s treatment.

To register online for this event please visit www.hamptonproton.org/events. For more information or to register by phone, please call 757.251.6800, opt 1.

About HUPTI

HUPTI, located off Magruder Boulevard in Hampton, will open in August and is expected to treat more than 2,000 patients per year with prostate, brain, breast, lung, pediatric and other cancers, with proton therapy. Proton therapy is regarded as the most precise form of cancer treatment to date, targeting only the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

For additional Information, please contact Sarita Scott at 757.251.6814 or sarita.scott@hamptonu.edu.