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Bra designed to prevent breast cancer

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a local doctor has new research he hopes will someday save lives.

The creator of the Medical Bra says it may someday slow or stop the growth of breast cancer. But without a product to sell yet, or a company to back it, he has a lot of work to do.

Doctor Wen Keesee is a cardiobiologist with a big idea that he hopes will disrupt the growth of breast cancer.

"In women's regenerative and personalized medicine, this is like landing on the moon," he said.

For the past 10 years, Keesee has grown human cells in a laboratory, and he says from that knowledge he discovered new technology that uses a bio-reactor and its frequency to slow or stop breast cancer.

"Our whole thrust has been to grow cells. So our whole thinking was if we could grow these cells, there must be a way to stop cells growing in tumors," Keesee said.

He says women with early signs of breast cancer would wear the Medical Bra for several hours a day.

"Stop the tumors, stop them from growing before they become a cancer and kill the patient. It's as simple as that," he said.

Keesee says his mother suffered from breast cancer 50 years ago and was treated with similar methods still being used today, so he suspects the traditional medical field will be skeptical about his invention.

"It has to be tested and tested and tested, and there's going to be many clinical studies on this, many. One hundred clinical studies, maybe," he said.

With a patent pending, Keesee is hoping other scientists, doctors and investors will get on board with the idea to help refine the Medical Bra and share it with women across the world.

"This is just the first machine. You're going to see 10 machines spin out of this machine as different groups are going to draft this idea and they're going to run with it. It's going to be an exciting time," he said.

Keesee says his prototype is powered by a 9-volt battery. He hopes with additional research and testing, the Medical Bra will be available to the public in the next two years.

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