Cisplatin attacks the cell cycle, killing them and reducing the size of tumors.
Indeed, defective control of the cell cycle contributes to chromosomal changes seen in cancer cells.
Cancer cells have mutations in the genes that control the cell cycle.
British Dictionary definitions for cell cycle
the growth cycle of eukaryotic cells. It is divided into five stages, known as G0, in which the cell is quiescent, G1 and G2, in which it increases in size, S, in which it duplicates its DNA, and M, in which it undergoes mitosis and divides