Category Archives: research

Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivor Thriving on Clinical Trial

A clinical trial at Dana-Farber has kept Sharon DeCosta’s stage IV metastatic breast cancer stabilized for three years, allowing her a full life of traveling and doting on her three young grandchildren, with a fourth due in December.
It may seem odd that DeCosta celebrates the anniversary of her diagnosis each year with a toast, until you realize the significance of the date.
“I found out I had cancer on April 27, 2015—my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary,” says DeCosta. “When the doctor told me I thought, ‘Wait a minute, I’m supposed to be on a beach somewhere sipping on a margarita, not hearing …

 

Cherve Cheesecake

Do you love cheesecake, but can’t eat it because of a dietary restriction? Looking for a healthier alternative to the cheesecake that you love? Or have you ever just wanted to make a delicious dessert that everyone can enjoy? Has it ever crossed your mind that you can make a cheesecake that’s gluten-free, and soy-free. This recipe is not only allergy friendly but also health friend.

Tags: Allergies, Allergy-Friendly Foods, cheesecake, Dessert, food bloggers, gluten free, Good for you, recipe, Soy-Free, treats

 

Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer Research

Are you located in Cape & Islands and part of a restaurant, bakery, café, retail shop, online bakery, chocolate shop, ice cream shop, or supermarket, and love to bake or have a dessert to offer for a good cause? Would you love to help make some desserts to support breast cancer research? Join us, get involved, and participate in our Cape & Islands Bakes event to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Cape has a 20% higher rate of breast cancer than the national average, and we want this event to grow by leaps and bounds because we have …

 

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 …

 

Meet Shaun Velez, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Executive Pastry Chef Shaun of Deuxave is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Executive Pastry Chef Shaun Velez of Deuxave Photo Andy Ryan
Executive Pastry Chef Shaun Velez was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Upon graduating from the prestigious French Culinary Institute in 2008, Chef Velez established his career in the award-winning kitchens …

 

Meet Joshua Livsey, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017!

Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey of Harvest Restaurant is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Joshua Livsey, Pastry ChefHarvest Restaurant
Joshua Livsey is the Pastry Chef of Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using local ingredients to create seasonal desserts that complement the restaurant’s contemporary New England cuisine.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Livsey began his pastry …

 

Meet Jaime Davis Schick, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Pastry Chef Jaime Davis Schick is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Jaime Davis SchickExecutive Pastry Chef
Jaime Davis Schick is a New Hampshire native whose passion for food and cooking is in her blood; her father is a culinary professional and her grandmother, who Schick remembers baking with as a young girl, attended Fannie …

 

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 …

 

Potential New Drug for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Dana-Farber scientists this year identified a promising new drug for a form of breast cancer and discovered one way the disease can outmaneuver the drug. The findings, reported in the journal Nature, may lead to a more farsighted treatment strategy for breast cancers classified as “triple-negative” – one that uses drug combinations to both arrest the disease and prevent it from resisting front-line therapies. The dual approach could significantly extend patient survival times, the authors say.
Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D.
 
“We found that a class of agents known as BET bromodomain inhibitors significantly impeded the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells in …

 

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 …