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Petitions for change

In the the following pages of this section, you will find appeals to:

  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its label requirements for fluorouracil (5-FU) and Xeloda. 
    • NEW August 2016: The FDA granted a partial approval of the petitions. The FDA agreed to revise the drug warning label but denied the petition to require pre-screening. See  the FDA's Response July 2016
  • The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to revise its guidelines for the treatment of colon cancer and screen patients before administering treatment or to encourage lower initial doses of 5-FU.
  • The general public to learn the risk and to share the knowledge with friends and loved ones.