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Experiences of DPYD Testing


Genomic Medicine Service Alliance want to engage with cancer patients who started chemotherapy treatment since November 2020 to listen to your experience of DPYD testing.

DPD testing identifies patients at higher risk of an adverse reaction to the most used chemotherapy treatments. The two most used chemotherapy treatments are either 5-FU (5-fluorouracil) or capecitabine, so if you started chemotherapy treatment after November 2020, then you will have been DYPD tested, as part of your consent to treatment.

Testing helps to identify patients who can be treated more safely with a lower drug dose and is routine practice.

If you received treatment before November 2020 then you are not DPYD tested.

They would love to hear from you so if you would like to share your thoughts and opinions, please contact the NHS North West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance by email in the first instance, to Barbara.coleman@mft.nhs.uk by Friday 11th March 2022.


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