Archive for Tag: DPD deficiency

Assembly committee passes DePhillips bill requiring genetic screening for cancer patients

TRENTON, N.J. – Cancer patients with an underlying genetic mutation may experience severe side effects taking certain anticancer drugs. One assemblyman wants patients and their doctors to rule out that mutation before starting treatment. Christopher P. DePhillips is sponsoring a bill that would require physicians to offer cancer patients...

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DePhillips introduces legislation requiring a simple blood test that could save the lives of hundreds of cancer patients

TRENTON, N.J. – The most tragic element of one Ridgewood resident’s battle with colon cancer was that a simple blood test could have saved her life before receiving chemotherapy treatment. Now, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips introduced legislation (A5194) Monday requiring doctors to provide testing before patients undergo treatment. Kerrie Prettitore,...

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