The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 29th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Structure and Properties | Early Cancer Treatments | Discovery | Treatment and Side Effects | Historical Significance 




Cisplatin is a platinum-based chemotherapy drug used to treat many different types of cancer. It was first deduced in 1893 by Alferd Werner. However, it was not until the 1960’s that scientists at Michigan State were able to produce Cisplatin. After a series of tests and experiments, it was concluded that Cisplatin could be an effective treatment for Sarcoma cancers (Cancer of the connective or supportive tissues).

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