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June 22, 2020
HU Associate VP of Governmental Relations Blasts State and Local Officials on Covid-19 Support on WNIS

Bill Thomas, Associate VP of Governmental Relations at Hampton University, stopped by WNIS AM790 today to deliver a fiery and impassioned address to the station’s listeners on a special broadcast of the “Ask the Experts” radio show. His cause – the overwhelming disparities facing African Americans regarding incidence and mortality rates for cancer, and now Covid-19.

June 1, 2020
A Journey Come Full Circle: Former Delegate David Yancey’s Father Completes His Cancer Treatment at HUPTI

As Mr. John P. Yancey III rang the ceremonial bell signaling the completion of his final treatment for prostate cancer at the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), a delighted grin emerged on this face. “It’s so nice to see this day. Let’s sing!” Mr. Yancey exclaimed.

February 14, 2020
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute on Wednesday February 19

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…  Read More


Media Coverage

Judge recuses himself from UnitedHealthcare proton therapy lawsuits (Modern Healthcare)

Yancey makes trip to classroom (Daily Press)

Advocates and cancer survivors mobilize against insurance inequity (Southside Daily)

Advocates and cancer survivors mobilize against insurance inequity (Williamsburg/Yorktown Daily)

Forest woman loses battle with Anthem to cover her requested cancer treatment