CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
March 20, 2006

This molecule was originally selected on January 17, 2005.

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Carboplatin, an alkylating agent used to treat ovarian and lung cancers, interferes with the growth of cancer cells by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Carboplatin is less toxic than its predecessor cisplatin, but it can interfere with the growth of healthy cells, including blood cells. Carboplatin's mechanism of action is not well understood.


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