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When is platinum used to treat recurring ovarian cancer?

Gustavo Rodriguez, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
For treating recurrent ovarian cancer, it turns out that a platinum-based regimen will confer the greatest probability for a benefit. And so, typically, in someone who has a recurrence more than six months out, doctors will often use a platinum-based regimen. For those whose cancer recurs less than six months out, it’s less likely that a platinum drug will be effective.

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