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Mesothelioma and the Chemotherapy Drug Carboplatin

Carboplatin is a second-generation chemotherapy drug to its parent, cisplatin. Like cisplatin, carboplatin belongs to a group of drugs referred to as alkylating agents. Carboplatin is an altered form of cisplatin but has been broadly preferred over its parent drug due to the considerable decrease in the severity of the side effects experienced by cancer patients.

Carboplatin was approved for the treatment of certain cancers, including mesothelioma, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989. Development of carboplatin was led by the same research team at Michigan State University that discovered cisplatin’s effectiveness as an anticancer drug. The drug was originally marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb under the name Paraplatin®. The patent for carboplatin expired in 2004, which has led to the availability of several generic forms of the drug.

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