Improve the standard of care. DPD Tests save lives!

IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF CARE

Prevent avoidable deaths!

Prevent avoidable deaths!

Testing for DPD/DPYD deficiency prior to the start of chemotherapy with 5-FU (Fluorouracil) or Capecitabine (Xeloda) can reduce suffering and save lives.

Testing for DPD/DPYD deficiency prior to the start of chemotherapy with 5-FU or Capecitabine (Xeloda) can reduce suffering and save lives.

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Testing for DPD/DPYD deficiency is becoming the standard of care across Europe and in select institutions in the US: it is time for it to become THE standard of care across all of the US.

Our Mission

To improve the standard of care for cancer patients undergoing fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy (5-FU and/or Capecitabine), through advocacy, education, research and legislation.

Why Test?

Approximately 5-7% of patients carry genetic DPYD variants that can lead to much greater risk of severe toxic reactions or death.

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Initiatives

Learn about the steps we are taking and how you can get involved.

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About Us

Hear our stories and learn what brought us together.

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“A tragic story can be rewritten with a simple test”

“A tragic story can be rewritten with a simple test”

— Glenn Prettitore, who lost his wife, Kerrie, after a single dose of 5FU.

Evidence of DPD Test Benefits
Working with your oncologist

Working with Your Oncologist

Working with Your Oncologist

You will need to initiate discussion of testing for DPD/DPYD deficiency with your oncologist because it is NOT the standard of care in the US.

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EU: LEADERS IN THE STANDARD OF CARE

These countries/provinces are leading the way in patient care by either Recommending or Requiring DPD testing prior to the start of treatment.

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USA: LATE TO IMPROVE STANDARD OF CARE

US authorities have not required or recommended DPD testing. There are, however, a few institutes in the US that have started testing patients.

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Consult your oncologist to order tests to ensure your safety.

Minimize risk with DPD testing and adjusting dosage

Consult your oncologist to order DPD/DPYD tests to ensure your safety.

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