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.

liposomal oxaliplatin
A liposomal formulation of the prodrug oxaliplatin, an organoplatinum complex in which the platinum atom is complexed with 1,2-diaminocyclohexane (DACH) and with an oxalate ligand as a 'leaving group', with antineoplastic activity. After displacement of the labile oxalate ligand leaving group, the active oxaliplatin derivatives monoaquo and diaquo DACH platinum alkylate macromolecules, and form both inter- and intra-strand platinum-DNA crosslinks; inhibition of DNA replication and transcription and cell-cycle nonspecific cytotoxicity ensue. The DACH side chain appears to inhibit alkylating-agent resistance. A leaving group is an atom or a group of atoms that is displaced as a stable species taking with it its bonding electrons. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:liposomal NDDP
US brand name:Aroplatin