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  • noun pharmacology, oncology cisplatin


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  • She is now working with Hallahan to adapt her delivery system to carry cisplatinum, a traditional chemotherapy agent that is used to treat a number of different kinds of cancer but is highly toxic and has a number of unpleasant side effects.

    Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System | Impact Lab 2007

  • "Accelerated fractionation concurrent with two doses of high dose cisplatinum has the potential to reduce toxicity related to the chemotherapy regimen by not exposing patients to a third cycle," said, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tan, M.D., presenter of the study for the RTOG and assistant professor of radiation oncology at CHUM Notre-Dame in Montreal, Canada.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS Editors 2010

  • An Article published Online First by The Lancet says that for patients with HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer, addition of tastuzumab to standard cisplatinum/fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy results in a median survival of 13.8 months, compared with 11.1 months with chemotherapy alone. - latest science and technology news stories 2010

  • Dr. Williams, the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology at the IU School of Medicine, is a clinical researcher with national recognition for his expertise in the use of cisplatinum in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

    Health News from Medical News Today 2009

  • Complete response rate at six months was 95. 4% in the cisplatinum arm, which did not differ from the 94. 5% rate with standard therapy. - medical news plus CME for physicians 2009

  • (gemcitabine and cisplatinum) or standard of care alone, and will then undergo the previously planned bladder resection.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper 2010


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