SAIC will provide network support to NIH; Radiation therapy may not be necessary for breast cancer patients;

> Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide network support for the National Institutes of Health's Center for information Technology, thanks to a $22 million task order from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The contract runs for one year, but has four one-year options. Announcement

> Harris Corp. will streamline health benefits processes for the Department of Veterans Affairs after signing a one-year, $1.2 million contract. Harris has been tasked with creating a business rules repository that will migrate enrolment and other tasks to a centralized rules engine. Announcement

> Radiation therapy may not be necessary for all breast cancer patients following surgery, according to researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, MedPage Today reports. Instead, radiofrequency ablation at the site of the breast tumor excision could serve as a substitute treatment. Article

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