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New, less invasive testing to detect breast cancer early on

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's encouraging news in the fight against breast cancer.

A new less-invasive test right in your doctor's office can detect early stages of the disease.

"We just launched this in January and we have about 500 of the OB/GYNs and primary care doctors who have administered this test. We want to eventually have it in all 33,000 doctors' offices," says Steven C. Quay, M.D. and CEO of Atossa Genetics.

The mammary aspiration specimen cytology test system is a quick, painless test.

It collects fluid from the breast which can be used to see whether cells are normal or malignant.

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