IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF CARE

No more avoidable deaths!

No more 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% 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 Test Benefits

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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Contact Us

We’re here to help. Please let us know how we can help you.

EU: LEADERS IN THE STANDARD OF CARE

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

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USA: LATE TO IMPROVE STANDARD OF CARE

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

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Minimize risk by testing and adjusting dosage

Consult your oncologist to order tests to ensure your safety.

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