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My Story: Food Sensitivities

It was summer of 2016 when I started having problems eating the same foods I used to eat all the time. One night after eating dinner, I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, when a started to get intense stomach pains. It was my first time experiencing this and was quite painful that I started crying. Then I rushed to the bathroom and felt all better afterwards; no more pains. My first thought was that I had some weird illness that was affecting my insides. Later on, I realized that it was a food problem when a started …

 

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Don’t you just love the smell of pancakes in the morning? Have an allergy or a reason that stops you from eating pancakes made with ordinary flour? Not to fear! Below is a recipe for gluten-free pancakes, a pancake you can eat that you can enjoy.
Some facts about gluten allergies include:

For some people, pancakes made with ordinary flour affect their body due to Celiac Disease, a Wheat Allergy, or a Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
Wheat is one of the top eight food allergens in the United States.
A wheat allergy is an immune response to any of the proteins present in …

 

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

It’s winter time! There’s snow on the ground, cold weather, you get to spend some time indoors. You play outside in the snow or snow blow the driveway, and go inside only to feel your cold body start to shiver. There’s nothing better to have than a hot cup of dairy-free hot chocolate to keep you warm. Rich hot chocolate that contains no dairy for those with dairy allergies or those who choose to not consume dairy products.
This hot chocolate is also perfect for those who may not have a dairy allergy, but want something sweet and hot to drink. …

 

All Natural Chocolate Chip Cookies

Love chocolate chip cookies, but have an allergy or intolerance to ingredients inside of chocolate chips that stops you from eating chocolate chip cookies? Other chocolate chips contain milk, soy, artificial flavors, and may be made in machines that also process peanuts that stops many people with allergies from eating chocolate chip cookies. Try making cookies using Guittard, all natural, Non-GMO, peanut free, gluten free, chocolate chips instead. These chocolate chips have 5 simple ingredients: sugar, cacao beans, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin and real vanilla. These cookies are soft with the perfect amount of chocolate in each bite. You can’t …

 

The Importance of Breast Cancer Research and the Work of Dr. Shom Goel

Bakes for Breast Cancer 2017 will support the research of Dr. Shom Goel
Although the term “physician-scientist” has become a buzzword in medical research, there are actually only a few people around who successfully combine a career in the clinic, taking care of breast cancer patients, with laboratory research. Dr Shom Goel is one such person –  a breast cancer oncologist at the Dana-Farber who divides his time between the laboratory bench and the patient’s bedside. This year, we will be funding Dr. Goel and his research that addresses the important question – “Why are some breast cancers resistant to the …

 

Time to Try a New Dessert! Almond, Ricotta, and Blood Orange Cake

We might be busy working on the events to raise money for breast cancer research for Bakes for Breast Cancer including Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer and Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer but we still try to find the time to take a break and make something special.
There are so many recipes that we see in our Facebook feed flash bye our eyes and every so often there is that one recipe we say we have to try!
Last Friday, our Director and Director of Sponsorship Susan Guerin was having a dinner party …

 

Genomic Studies Reveal a Tumor’s Secrets

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 …

 

Cape & Island Bakes

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 …

 

Boston Bakes Rundown

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 …

 

Young Investigators in Cancer Research

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. …