NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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cisplatin
Patient Information
An inorganic platinum agent (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum) with antineoplastic activity. Cisplatin forms highly reactive, charged, platinum complexes which bind to nucleophilic groups such as GC-rich sites in DNA, inducing intrastrand and interstrand DNA cross-links, as well as DNA-protein cross-links. These cross-links result in apoptosis and cell growth inhibition. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:CACP
cis-DDP
cis-diamminedichloridoplatinum
cis-diamminedichloro platinum (II)
cis-diamminedichloroplatinum
Cis-dichloroammine Platinum (II)
Cismaplat
Cisplatina
cis-platinous diamine dichloride
cis-platinum
cis-platinum II
cis-platinum II diamine dichloride
CPDD
Cysplatyna
DDP
PDD
Peyrone's Chloride
Peyrone's Salt
Platinoxan
platinum diamminodichloride
US brand name:Platinol
Platinol-AQ
Foreign brand name:Abiplatin
Blastolem
Briplatin
Cisplatyl
Citoplatino
Citosin
Lederplatin
Metaplatin
Neoplatin
Placis
Platamine
Platiblastin
Platiblastin-S
Platinex
Platinol- AQ
Platinol-AQ VHA Plus
Platiran
Platistin
Platosin
Abbreviation:CDDP
DDP
Chemical structure:
  • (SP-4-2)-diamminedichloroplatinum
  • platinum, diaminedichloro-, cis- (8CI)