Category Archives: Breast Cancer

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. …

 

April Is Cancer Control Month

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 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.
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 …

 

Happy Valentines Day!

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The Importance of the Young Investigator

In 1990, when we started The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, we provided seed money for the tamoxifen research being done by Dr. Judy Garber. Dr. Garber was then a young investigator.
Dr. Garber is now internationally known for your work in the field of breast cancer.  She is the Director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber and a professor at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Garber’s  extensive research and work in the field of breast cancer has changed the lives of women throughout the world.
As we look back as well as …

 

Happy New Year

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MSK Guidelines Won’t Change: Average-Risk Women Should Start Mammograms at Age 40

“Women’s confusion over when to start breast cancer screening just continues to grow,” says Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Imaging Chief Elizabeth Morris in response to the release of new guidelines by the American Cancer Society (ACS) on October 20.
MSK Breast Imaging Chief Elizabeth Morris helps a patient through her first digital mammogram. Most mammograms today are done with units such as this one, which generate much more vivid and precise pictures than older film screening technology can.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ACS recommendations have ignited controversy and left countless women yet again wondering, Am I doing the right thing?
“The bottom line — and what …

 

Living with stage IV male breast cancer: Michael Selsman’s story

Michael Selsman with wife Kara and sons Adam and Jacob at Dana-Farber’s annual Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week event
When Michael Selsman came home from his morning jog two years ago, he noticed a lump on his chest. It was strange, because he’d never seen it before, but he figured it was probably just an irritation. A couple of weeks passed, and the lump grew larger. So Michael made an appointment with his doctor. The results were surprising — stage IV breast cancer.
“I was shocked. I’d never heard of men getting breast cancer. It took me a while to even drag …

 

What you can do for breast cancer!

 
 
 
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 …