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  • Posted: 05/30/2012
  • Updated: 12/13/2013

CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL

listen  (KAR-boh-pla-tin-TAK-sol)

This page contains brief information about the drug combination called CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.

Drugs in the CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL combination:

Carboplatin
Paclitaxel (Taxol)

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.

Use in Cancer

CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL is used to treat:

This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.

More About CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

Research Results

Clinical Trial Results: Chemotherapy Combination Improves Survival in Elderly Lung Cancer Patients - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.

Clinical Trial Results: Combining Chemotherapy With Bevacizumab Improves Outcomes for Ovarian Cancer Patients - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.

Clinical Trial Results: Gefitinib Improves Progression-free Survival for Metastatic Lung Cancers With EGFR Mutations - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.

Clinical Trial Results: Modified Chemotherapy Regimen Effective in Advanced Ovarian Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.

Important: The drug information on this page is meant to be educational. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information may not cover all possible uses, actions, interactions, or side effects of this drug, or precautions to be taken while using it. Please see your health care professional for more information about your specific medical condition and the use of this drug.


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