Original Publication Date: 1 February, 2015
Publication / Source: Therapeutic Delivery
Authors: Anish Babu, Narsireddy Amreddy & Rajagopal Ramesh
Cisplatin, a platinum based compound is one of the most potent and widely used chemotherapeutic drugs for cancer treatment. Cisplatin was an accidental discovery made by Dr. Barnett Rosenberg at Michigan State University, United States of America in 1965 . His initial observation was that cisplatin inhibited cell division of Escherichia coli. This finding led to testing of cisplatin against human cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo and demonstration of the potency of cisplatin as an anticancer agent.