NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,214 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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carboplatin
(KAR-boh-pla-tin)
A drug used to treat advanced ovarian cancer that has never been treated or has come back after treatment with other anticancer drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Carboplatin is a form of the anticancer drug cisplatin and causes fewer side effects. It damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of platinum compound.