cisplatin

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cisplatin

[¦sis′plat·ən]
(medicine)
A transition-metal complex that is used in the treatment of cancer, with particular effectiveness in the treatment of testicular and ovarian cancers; second- and third-generation variants of this drug have been developed to mitigate undesirable side effects.
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For example, the oncology drug Platinol (cisplatin) has been approved for the treatment of bladder, testicular, and ovarian cancer, and it works by "halt[ing] the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells by interrupting the copying of DNA in growing cells.
In the cytotoxicity assays, for HepG2, K562 and MCF-7 cell lines, adriamycin at concentration of 4 [micro]g/ml was choose as reference drug, while HL60 is platinol, with the final concentration is 4 [micro]g/ml, too.
Studies estimate that generic competition after successful patent challenges involving just four major brand-name drugs (Prozac, Platinol, Taxol, and Zantac) has saved TPPs and consumers more than $9 billion.