Carboplatin. Definition

Medical Definition: Carboplatin

A drug used to treat ovarian cancer that was never tried or symptoms of ovarian cancer that returned after treatment with other anticancer drugs. It is also used with other medications to treat lung cancer non-small cell advanced, metastatic or recurrent and is being studied for treating other cancers. Carboplatin is a form of the anticancer drug cisplatin that causes fewer side effects in patients. It binds to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells. Is a type of platinum compound. Also called Paraplatin.

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