HAMPTON, Va. (February 14, 2020) – Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) on Wednesday, February 19, to support the University’s efforts in providing state-of-the-art cancer research and delivering advanced cancer treatment to military veterans and their families. There, the vice president will tour the facilityand participate in a roundtable with Hampton University students, staff, and area survivors who received treatment at HUPTI – the world’s largest free-standing proton therapy center.
Among these survivors-turned-advocates will be a retired Navy SEAL, a commander of a Navy destroyer and a local high school student.
The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute and has treated more than 3,000 patients since its opening for breast, lung, prostate, head, neck, ocular, gastrointestinal, brain, spine and pediatric cancers.
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