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Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute: Fighting Cancer, Saving Lives

Keith Gregory

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton, Virginia. FREE (no reservations).

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Abstract

Hampton University has joined the fight against cancer in opening the nation's 8th proton therapy facility, the largest in the world. The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) began in 2005 as a vision of Dr. William R. Harvey after hearing of this exciting cancer treatment modality from an alumnus. HUPTI brings the latest, most precise cancer-fighting technology to Virginia and beyond. HUPTI is the first proton therapy institute in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and the only such facility in Virginia. The $225 million, state-of-the-art treatment and research center will treat over 2,000 patients per year including prostate, brain, lung, pediatric, head and neck, breast and other cancers. HUPTI is a state-of-the-art research and training facility and an additional beam line is dedicated to proton therapy research.

Speaker

Keith Gregory serves as the Deputy Executive Director at the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI). With over 25 years in oncology, Gregory is a passionate healthcare administrator who brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for oncologic services to the team. Having served in numerous capacities, Gregory began his journey in healthcare as a radiologic technologist. After spending time as a radiation therapist and a dosimetrist, Gregory taught physics/dosimetry, before moving into the administrative side of healthcare. Gregory has led successful programs and service lines within St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute, New Mexico Cancer Center and the Riverside Health System. Gregory received an MBA from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor’s of Science in healthcare management from Southern Illinois University.


For more information, contact Brian Stewart, x46902 (brian.k.stewart@nasa.gov).

Last Updated: January 18, 2013.

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