Cis­platin, car­bo­platin short­ages raise ques­tions about im­pact on clin­i­cal tri­als 

At least two small biotechs have halt­ed clin­i­cal tri­als due to short­ages of cis­platin and car­bo­platin amid on­go­ing sup­ply is­sues for the chemother­a­pies com­mon­ly used in can­cer care.

Ear­li­er this month, Replimune told in­vestors that it put a Phase II clin­i­cal tri­al on hold un­til sup­ply of both drugs be­comes avail­able. The study is test­ing one of its on­colyt­ic virus­es in com­bi­na­tion with the stan­dard of care in pa­tients with squa­mous cell car­ci­no­ma of the head and neck.

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