There is a new cancer treatment facility in Virginia with a proton reactor that promises more powerful and more precise control of tumors. Virginia has one of the very few in the nation.
The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute is one of only a dozen in the country offering a very specialized form of cancer treatment, Proton Radiation, which seems to offer its greatest promise in pediatric cases where growing tissue is more sensitive and in some other instances like the brain or the eyes where surrounding tissues are critical.
The Hampton facility cost 225 million dollars to build. Neither the University of Virginia, nor Virginia Commonwealth University has a proton reactor.