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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 […]

July 7, 2018

It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we inform all of you that Kerrie passed on to a better place on July 7, 2018. Although we are truly heartbroken, we are also relieved that Kerrie’s suffering is now over. The lifelong celebration of her can now begin. We would like to thank each and […]

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 […]

2nd Annual 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament by GoatGear

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On Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am – 6:00pm, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual 3-on-3 CharityBasketball Tournament at Mt Carmel School Gym in Ridgewood. All proceeds raised from this fundraiser go directly to Kerrie Prettitore’s family. Last fall, the Ridgewood community came together to enjoy a very successful 3 on 3 basketball fundraiser to […]

“Kerrie’s Journey: A year in review and our look forward” by Glenn Prettitore

Hello All, Life has finally afforded me the time to update everyone on Kerrie’s progress since our last letter. I sincerely apologize to all who continue to check the site in hopes of seeing any information on how Kerrie is doing. Constant battles at every turn, combined with trying to maintain our daily routines hasn’t […]