Carboplatin is a chemotherapy drug used for treatment of many types of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved carboplatin for use treating patients with ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer, and oncologists often use carboplatin “off-label” for other cancers. Testicular, stomach, and bladder cancers are among those treated with carboplatin, as well as other carcinomas.
Carboplatin is one of the most widely used chemotherapy medicines. Often given to a patient as part of a combination regiment of two or more drugs, carboplatin has established itself as an invaluvable tool in the toolbox.