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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 […]

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.