gemcitabine/cisplatin

Definition / meaning of gemcitabine/cisplatin

A chemotherapy combination used to treat malignant mesothelioma, advanced non-small cell lung cancer, advanced bladder cancer, advanced cervical cancer, pancreatic cancer, and epithelial ovarian cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It includes the drugs gemcitabine hydrochloride and cisplatin. Also called gemcitabine/cisplatin regimen.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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