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ERIC Number: EJ964778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-27
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Laser Focus
Stuart, Reginald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n19 p10-12 Oct 2011
Hampton University President William Harvey's initial readings of proton therapy for cancer sparked his interest. Within a few months, Dr. Harvey was assigning widely respected Hampton nuclear physicist Dr. Cynthia Keppel to do more exploration. Today, the new $225 million Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, one of eight therapy sites in the United States and the only one in the region, is open for business. Working as a team, they have been helping cancer patients learn whether they (cancer patients) can employ proton therapy as an alternative to traditional therapeutic radiation and chemotherapy treatments in fighting the life-threatening disease. It focuses on treating adults with prostate, breast, lung and eye cancers and on children with cancer. Harvey says he sees his school's new venture playing a role in "easing human misery and saving lives." He adds that it shows how a small Black school can do something huge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States