noun[mass noun] Medicine
A cytotoxic drug used in cancer chemotherapy.
- In this study, researchers developed head and neck cancer cell cultures resistant to the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, a platinum-based drug frequently used to treat this type of cancer.
- Cancer drugs used for primary bone cancer include methotrexate, doxorubicin, and cisplatin.
- Prescribing patterns were more uniform for the older, more familiar drugs such as cisplatin, which showed a variation of about 2.3.
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