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HUPTI focusing more on head, neck cancers
Daily Press

As the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute completes its third year of treating cancer patients — half of them for prostate cancer — insurance companies across the country are dropping coverage for proton beam therapy for early stage prostate cancer.

Most recently, Blue Shield of California announced it would join their ranks. Before that, Aetna Insurance, the nation’s third largest insurer, stopped covering the procedure, and Cigna announced it would review its policy, according to Medscape Medical News, an online medical journal.