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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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Care should be taken when using estimated GFRs based on CrCl algorithms for drug administration, in particular for drugs such as cis-platinum and aminoglycoside antibiotics.
42] According to Pfeiffer et al, cis-platinum appears to be the most effective agent, as patients who received it had a median survival of 16 months, compared with only 8 months for patients who were treated with other regimens.
Carter brings to the Telik drug development team extensive successful pharmaceutical industry experience in the development and approval of novel cancer drugs, including taxol and cis-platinum, which are currently two of the most important drugs for cancer treatment," said Michael M.