Carboplatin (C)

What is Carboplatin?

Carboplatin is a chemotherapy agent used for treatment of many types of cancer.  Carboplatin is a platinum organic compound and interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.

How does Carboplatin Work?

Carboplatin kills cancer cells by binding to DNA and interfering with the cell’s repair mechanism, which eventually leads to cell death. It is classified as an alkylating agents. (Alkylating agents can be used for most types of cancer, but are usually considered of greatest value in treating slow-growing cancers.) The platinum agents form strong chemical bonds with thiol sulfurs and amino nitrogens in proteins and nucleic acids.

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