Tag Archives: Dana-Farber

Meet Valerie Nin, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Executive Pastry Chef Valerie Nin of Grill 23 & Bar 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.
Valerie NinExecutive Pastry ChefGrill 23 & Bar
Valerie Nin is the Executive Pastry Chef at Grill 23 & Bar, Boston’s premier steakhouse and seafood grill, where she oversees the restaurant’s pastry program. Valerie uses seasonal ingredients to create …

 

Meet Keri Anderson, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Pastry Chef Anderson, CEPC 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.
Keri AndersonPastry Chef
Keri Anderson, CEPC, is originally from Rehoboth Massachusetts. Keri attended Bristol Community College and earned an associate’s degree in culinary arts in 2004.  After graduating she began her career at Crestwood Country Club.   Working there for almost 9 years she was …

 

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 …

 

Dana-Farber team helps teacher find inner strength during breast cancer fight

Before a diagnosis of breast cancer, a double mastectomy, and months of grueling treatment, fifth-grader teacher and mom Colleen Sullivan “never, ever” would have described herself as strong or envisioned a classroom full of 10-year-olds clapping as she removed her wig. But Colleen’s journey fighting cancer at Dana-Farber has given her a new perspective of herself—and on life.
“Life is a gift,” she says. “I now understand the idea of stopping to smell the roses.”
Colleen was diagnosed after her primary care doctor found a lump during an annual physical. Within days, tests confirmed that she had invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). As …

 

What’s New in Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment and Research

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage IV breast cancer or advanced stage breast cancer, ultimately affects approximately 20-25 percent of all people with breast cancer. There is no cure for MBC, but new developments in treatment and research are helping patients live longer and experience a better quality of life.
“There are women who live with MBC for many years, often five, ten years or more,” says Eric Winer, MD, director of the Breast Oncology Program in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. “Although some women with metastatic breast cancer still face a shorter life …

 

Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer!

I hope today is a wonderful Mother’s Day for all celebrating or for those remembering the special women in our lives who we lost but remain in our hearts and thoughts.
I started my fundraising in memory of my mother who lost her battle against breast cancer at the age of 44 in 1973. She is always with me. My dessert-oriented events were created because of her and with her in mind! My love of baking and cooking is because of my mother.
It is ever so rewarding that we kick of the first annual Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer on …

 

Cinco de Mayo and Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer!

Is it coincidence that Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2014 starts on Cinco de Mayo-a day to celebrate with food and drink? I don’t think so! So while you are celebrating the festivities of Cinco de Mayo with food and drink celebrate it with dessert as well! Visit a Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer participant, save room for dessert and help us raise money for breast cancer one sweet at a time!
 
Many of our participants have celebrations for Cinco de Mayo! Check out Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, Picante Mexican Grill, El Pelon Taqueria, and Viva Mexican Grill to name a few, …

 

Our Latest Event Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer!

It has always been our hope to expand and to go into new markets with our Bakes for Breast Cancer events!  We are happy to announce the First Annual Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer May 11-17!
After doing Boston Bakes for 15 years we are more than ready for the next step- doing an event outside of Massachusetts and we decided that doing a Bakes for Breast Cancer in the state of Rhode Island the beautiful Ocean State is where we want to go!
The wonderful people of Rhode Island are foodies and desserties at heart. They have a love for …

 

Drinking in Early Adulthood Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Women who believe that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol won’t increase their risk of breast cancer may want to think again.
Last year, Wendy Chen, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber and her colleagues published a study showing that women who drank as little as three to six glasses of wine or other alcoholic beverages a week increased their breast cancer risk by about 15 percent.

Drinking alcohol as a young woman can increase the risk of breast cancer.
In a study published this month to examine the effect of drinking alcohol earlier in life, Chen and …

 

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held annually in the Texas city that is its namesake, attracts thousands of researchers, physicians, health professionals, patient advocates, and others who share the mission of advancing the battle against breast cancer. The symposium provides a critical opportunity for researchers to present their latest findings, learn about the work of other scientists, and share ideas for future studies.

Researcher Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, shown here in her lab, was presented with the 2012 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

This year’s event, which ran from December 10 …