Archive | 5-FU Toxicity / DPD Deficiency

David’s Story – His wife of 51 years shares his story and tells of the deadly side effects of Capecitabine

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My husband of 51 years, David McIntyre, passed away in the ICU at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, OR on December 12, 2018.  David was diagnosed with Stage 1 Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) in July of 2018.  He had a successful Whipple surgery and recovery, had clear margins and no metastasis, and was […]

A Simple and Cost Effective Way To Avoid Severe Toxicity From 5-FU and Related Drugs

The following data is from an article in Medscape from 2012. Onco Drug Personalized Medicine (ODPM) in Angers, France has created a multi-parametric approach to testing for DPD Deficiency. This test has been proven to be more accurate then previous screening methods. The “ODPM Tox Test” uses a 2-pronged approach by combining genetic testing along […]

New York State to Review Resolution Making Prescreening for DPD Deficiency Mandatory for 5FU Patients

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Resolution P/117/15 titled “Resolution urging the state legislature to require testing for DPD prior to chemotherapy treatment involving 5 Fluorouracil (5FU)” will be reviewed by New York State. Currently testing is not required in any US State. Currently no states require testing. Thank you to Judy Stoddard and the Cherri Stoddard foundation your hard work.

Kathryn’s Story: Her unfortunate experience with 5-FU Chemotherapy

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We wanted to share a story from someone who submitted his wife’s unfortunate experience with 5-FU based chemotherapy. This is the first submission we’ve received and Ken was kind enough to let us share his story on our site. Sadly there are many stories like this out there. Approximately 1000 people die each year from […]