It’s important to get the government and key stakeholders’ attention concerning the urgent need for DPYD testing. It needs to be made available to every cancer patient prior to treatment with 5FU or capecitabine to safeguard lives. To do this, we have set up a government petition and urgently need your signature!
What do we need government to do?
Make comprehensive, clinically proven DPYD testing freely available to all cancer patients through the NHS before treatment with 5FU or capecitabine.
Bringing about change
No one should be put at risk of death or serious toxic effects when this is completely avoidable. We support the continued appropriate use of 5FU or capecitabine, powerful and effective treatments against cancer.
Both we and official bodies have asked the NHS to bring about change. Promises have been made, but little has been done and DPYD testing remains unavailable, free, to the majority of NHS patients throughout the UK.