from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organic derivative of platinum that is used as in chemotherapy.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Dr. Marcoux recommended a different, more standard chemotherapy, with two drugs called carboplatin and paclitaxel.

    The New Yorker

  • Previously, oncologists had successfully combined etoposide with chemical relatives of oxaliplatin, called carboplatin and cisplatin, to treat children's cancers.


  • The companies have been developing the drug, motesanib, to be taken with the existing treatments paclitaxel and carboplatin to fight advanced nonsquamous, non-small-cell lung cancer.

    Amgen Cancer Drug Fails in Late-Stage Study

  • In other lung-cancer research presented at ASCO, a study showed that a combination of two commonly used chemotherapy drugs, paclitaxel and carboplatin, improved survival in patients over 70, versus single-agent therapy.

    New Pfizer Drug Shrinks Some Lung-Cancer Tumors

  • Platinum drugs cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin are mildly toxic.

    A Baby at Last!

  • For patients in whom cisplatin cannot be used, carboplatin can be substituted but non-randomised data have shown lower response rates and high rates of haematological toxicity for carboplatin-based combinations, albeit with similar survival figures to patients receiving cisplatin.

    Patrick Dougherty and the Trees of Civic Center

  • "In the trials, a lot of it has really come down to the practicality of using cisplatin versus carboplatin in daily use and the toxicities of combinations of PARP inhibitors with carboplatin, with its greater thrombocytopenic effects than cisplatin," he said at the conference session.

    Medicaid and Medicare

  • That certainly has been the case in the choice between carboplatin and cisplatin, Tutt said.

    Medicaid and Medicare

  • The only PARP inhibitor to enter phase III so far, BSI-201, had spectacular phase II results in combination with gemcitabine (Gemzar) and carboplatin (Paraplatin).

    Medicaid and Medicare

  • At ASCO this year, MYRX presented data on Azixa which demonstrated that 6 out of 19 glioblastoma multiforme patients in their phase II trial treated with Azixa and carboplatin achieved stable disease and two patients had achieved partial responses.

    Biotech Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.