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Cisplatin chemotherapy drug. This drug is used to treat a number of cancers, including sarcomas, lymphomas and ovarian cancer. It slows the growth of the cancer by damaging the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in the cancerous cells. It causes cross-linking between DNA strands, which prevents the cells from dividing. The cells try to repair this damage, but are unable to do so and so initiate apoptosis (programmed cell death).
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