The resurgence of platinum-based cancer chemotherapy

@article{Klland2007TheRO,
  title={The resurgence of platinum-based cancer chemotherapy},
  author={Lloyd R. K{\`e}lland},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={573-584}
}
  • L. Kèlland
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Cancer
The accidental discovery of the anticancer properties of cisplatin and its clinical introduction in the 1970s represent a major landmark in the history of successful anticancer drugs. Although carboplatin — a second-generation analogue that is safer but shows a similar spectrum of activity to cisplatin — was introduced in the 1980s, the pace of further improvements slowed for many years. However, in the past several years interest in platinum drugs has increased. Key developments include the… 
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