HU Proton Therapy Institute Receives $7.9M From DOD

Award to fund equipment, research and high-level staffing

Hampton, Va. – The Department of Defense, Naval Health Research Center has awarded $7.9M to the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) for equipment, research and staff.

“We are very grateful to the Naval Health Research Center for their unprecedented support of the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute,” said Bill Thomas, associate vice president, Governmental Affairs, HU. “This award will help boost the local economy as it is already earmarked to help fund the acquisition of cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment and provide for the employment of various high-level and salaried workforce positions at 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.

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HUPTI will host a free seminar on Wed., April 28th at 6:30 pm, at the Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. To register online visit For further questions or to register by phone call 757.251.6814.

For additional Information, please contact Sarita Scott at 757.251.6814 or