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By Robert Levy
One day, the genome of a tumor will be as revealing as a tell-all memoir. Doctors will obtain a full report on each tumor’s genomic quirks – its vulnerabilities, defenses, survival strategies, even its history of advance and retreat. The revelations will help physicians decide which therapies, in which order and at what doses, are most likely to work.
At Dana-Farber and other centers around the world, the effort to understand tumors at such an intimate level is well under way. Advances in DNA sequencing are enabling scientists to catalog the full extent of genomic abnormalities in many types …
Just like in Boston, Boston Bakes has widespread partners throughout the North East. Our newest partnerships take us all the way to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard for a week of baking delicious desserts and fundraising right at the beginning of June. While our newest set of fundraising events, Cape & Island Bakes has grown relatively large in the few years it has been running, and now encompasses much of the seaside Massachusetts.
Just like in Boston, restaurants all up and down the seacoast partner with us to serve delicious desserts, such as fan favorites like Boston Creme Pie …
May is upon us! And with it, comes our first round of fundraising events: Boston Bakes. Boston Bakes is a whole week in May (2nd-8th) and it comprises of restaurants, bakeries and retail partners from across the state, all involved in selling the baked goods that will support the breast cancer research of Dr. Parsons. Dr. Parsons is seeking to revolutionize the way we treat breast cancer, and as a result improve the quality of life of patients across the country. A recipient of many awards, she is also the recipient of our research funds that were raised in 2015 …
As you guys know, April is Cancer Control Month. So I thought I would take the time to highlight a young researcher looking for biological predispositions and responses to breast cancer in the bodies of women: Dr. Heather Parsons. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she also received her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After receiving her medical degree from Drexel University, she eventually completed her residency and fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital and joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Now a medical oncologist for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. …
Have you ever wondered how easy those video recipes really are? We’ve all seen them, a two minute long video with a delicious looking dessert recipe, but how often do we actually try them out? Well, I decided to try one of these recipes and see if reality matched the sweet image of dessert in the videos.
Tasty is the reigning authority on easy, delicious, and interesting desserts for bakers and novices alike, and so I took their Chocolate Almond Braid recipe for a whirl. It seems almost too easy and too delicious not to try. A crispy flaky pastry filled …
With April coming up at the end of this week, I thought I would highlight that April is in fact Cancer Control Month, as proclaimed by President Obama in 2015. In recognition of all of the researchers who dedicate their life to finding a cure for cancer in all of its form, and in dedication to those who continue to fight it, Cancer Control Month is to commemorate a battle for a future free from cancer. (Presidential Proclamation))
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death amongst women, and is one of the most common types of cancer that affects …
The end of the year has come! It’s amazing how much we’ve accomplished this year. Thank you to everyone for helping make our events come to life. We couldn’t have done it without you. We have lots of great events planned for 2016 and we hope you will join us again to make them as successful as our events this past year. Happy holidays and we wish everyone a great start to the New Year.
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As September quickly passes, we will be in October for what is annually called Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is a month where everything is pink and everyone is helping to make a difference in a disease that touches so many women and men we love every day of the year.
If you are looking for something easy to do where you can make a difference the Office Bake Sale is the perfect non-event event you can do! The Office Bake Sale was designed to fit into your life easily! We hope once you know about our #OfficeBakeSale you will get …
This summer, I have been practicing eating healthier just to feel great inside and out! One of my favorite meals (or, snacks) is this delicious smoothie I have been making a couple of times a week! I use my Nutribullet but a blender of any sorts works great! The best part about this smoothie is it fills you up and leaves you perfectly satisfied! Also, during this heat this is a great recipe to cool down with!
-2 tbsp. pb2 (this is a healthy peanut butter substitute, regular peanut butter works too)
-1 tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds (optional)
-1 cup strawberries (frozen or …
Julia is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is like any other typical college student: she has five siblings, countless number of friends, and does art as one of her many hobbies. Unfortunately though, her mother, Martha, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2014, turning her life upside down.
It came as a shock to the family, because Julia’s mom seemed very healthy and there wasn’t any history of breast cancer in the family beforehand. However, she underwent a double mastectomy. Luckily, the cancer hadn’t reached her lymph nodes, so chemotherapy was not deemed necessary.
Being the …