The Stars of Tomorrow are the Young Investigators of Today!

The stars of tomorrow are the young investigators of today.

Bakes for Breast Cancer will now be funding the up and coming research of young investigators in breast cancer research.   Our Medical Advisory Board will direct the best use of our funds raised in the support of the young investigators.

Funds raised in 2015 and 2016 will benefit the research of Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH. a young investigator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Parsons Bio Photo

Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH

We would like to introduce you to Dr. Heather Parsons and how the money that will be raised through our events in 2016 will be used.

Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH is a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parsons’ research focuses on breast cancer and the use of blood-based genomic biomarkers to understand the course of a woman’s breast cancer and response to treatment. Ultimately, she aims to develop these biomarkers to better direct existing treatments, to avoid overtreatment, and to develop new treatments to help patients live better, longer lives.

Dr. Parsons is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has a Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, followed by internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining the faculty at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Parsons’ honors and awards include a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium.

Please help raise more money for Dr. Parson’s research efforts in the work of developing biomarkers to better enable the treatment of breast cancer.

You can help in numerous ways! Bakes for Breast Cancer is 501(c) 3 nonprofit breast cancer organization determined to make a difference in a disease that touches so many we know, love and have loved.

Donate! Sponsor our organization! Volunteer! Participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer, Cape & The Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer! Enjoy a dessert for a cause during one of our Bakes for Breast Cancer weeklong events at a participating! Hold a Cooking Class in our Cooking Series! Hold a Bake Sale or an Office Bake Sale! There are many sweet ways to make a difference.

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