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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 […]

Kerrie Update for Sept 21, 2014

Kerrie continues to exceed all expectations and continues to improve.  She is still at Kessler and has benefitted from their excellent care.  She is increasingly awake during her therapy sessions and interacts more and more with visitors.  Her verbal activity continues to improve and she is responding regularly to commands.  A number of her caregivers […]

Kerrie Update for Sept 1, 2014

Kerrie has continued to make improvements at Kessler over the past two weeks.  Her children have been able to make additional visits and they have gone very well.  Both Kerrie and the children have responded very positively to the visits.  Their insurance company (Horizon) has requested regular status updates but thankfully has not denied coverage since […]

Kerrie Update for Aug 16, 2014

Thursday (8/14) was a good day – Kerrie was reunited with her children and they had a wonderful visit at Kessler.  Glenn acted on the advice of a child psychologist in carefully planning the visit and it went extremely well.  The children were excited to see Kerrie and she responded very positively and unmistakably connected […]

Kerrie Update for Aug 6, 2014

We received news uesterday that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Sheild (BCBS) accepted Kessler’s appeal but only authorized Kerrie until Friday (8/8).  Kessler must provide an update on her condition and if Horizon denies again Kerrie may have to be moved as early as Monday. We are working closely with Kessler and others to justify keeping […]