US cancer centers still see ‘widespread’ shortages of life-saving chemo drugs, survey finds

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Some of the nation’s largest cancer centers are reporting little improvement in an ongoing shortage of critical chemotherapy drugs in the United States.

Among 29 cancer centers across the country, 72% reported a shortage of the chemotherapy medication carboplatin , and 59% are still seeing a shortage of the drug cisplatin , according to survey results released Thursday by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Carboplatin and cisplatin are used in combination to treat many types of cancer. Cancer centers, hospitals still feeling effects of ongoing cancer drug shortages Overall, the majority of surveyed centers – 86% – reported […]

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