Hampton U. Receives Grant for Cancer Center Equipment

Hampton University has been awarded a federal grant to help buy a high-tech machine needed for its Proton Therapy Institute.

The $565,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Resources and Services Administration will help buy a PET-CT machine. It will serve as an imaging tool to pinpoint disease stages and help decide treatment plans for patients.

The $225 million cancer center is a 98,000-square-foot building. It’s scheduled to open in August and serve more than 2,000 patients a year with prostate, breast, lung, pediatric and other cancers. The center has received $2.2 million in research grants so far.


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