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View in Spanish: Oxaliplatino

Oxaliplatin (ok-SAL-ih-pla-tin)
A drug used together with other drugs to treat colorectal cancer that is advanced or has come back. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Oxaliplatin attaches to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of platinum compound. Also called Eloxatin.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.