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Michigan State University

40th Anniversary Cisplatin Celebration & Cancer Research Symposium

Event Description

This year marks the 40th anniversary of cisplatin’s approval by the FDA as an anti-cancer drug. Cisplatin (and the close analog, carboplatin) is known to be the “penicillin of cancer drugs,” because it has been one of the first, most widely prescribed, and most effective treatment for many cancer diagnoses. Cisplatin was approved by the FDA in 1978, revolutionizing the treatment of certain cancers, especially testicular, bladder, lung and stomach cancers, and saving countless lives.

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