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Harris Corporation and Cancer Treatment Services International Team to Enhance Cancer Treatment and Availability

MELBOURNE, Fla. and PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Physicians and engineers team to bring advanced oncology therapy to India
  • Innovative provider-technology alliance will enable cancer care on global scale
  • Alliance expands Harris healthcare IT growth initiative

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is teaming with Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI), a leading developer, owner, and operator of outpatient cancer treatment centers, to bring high quality, cost-effective cancer care to patients in regions worldwide.  

Under the agreement, Harris will serve as the exclusive technology provider for CTSI's growing network of oncology clinics, including  a state-of-the-art facility currently under construction in Hyderabad, India.  Harris and CTSI will collaborate to develop and integrate advanced healthcare IT and clinical approaches.

CTSI, founded in 2006 by a group of Pittsburgh-based physicians and healthcare professionals, owns and operates a network of integrated cancer facilities.  CTSI's mission is to improve access to advanced treatment modalities in regions of the world where cancer treatment options are currently inadequate or nonexistent.  CTSI is expanding its network internationally in 2011.

"We are collaborating with some of the most innovative cancer experts in the world to develop technology-enabled care delivery models," said Jim Traficant, vice president and general manager, Harris Healthcare Solutions.  "This partnership brings an unprecedented opportunity to deliver advanced cancer treatment solutions by leveraging core Harris capabilities to create situational awareness at the point of care."

"Harris is our preferred technology partner, and their capabilities in areas such as IT infrastructure, advanced global image management and healthcare system interoperability enable us to deliver  advanced cancer care on a global scale," said Joseph Nicholas, president and chief executive officer, CTSI.  "We believe this cooperative effort will generate game-changing new solutions that enhance both the clinical and business aspects of patient treatment."

Harris Healthcare Solutions provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for commercial and government customers, including interoperability, imaging, managed services infrastructure, systems and cyber integration, and informatics. Harris products, systems, and services improve health outcomes by ensuring that the right information is delivered with security and privacy to the right person, on the right device, at the point of care.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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