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Taxol is a drug used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. It is also used together with another drug to treat non-small cell lung cancer. Taxol is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It blocks cell growth by stopping cell division and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimitotic agent. Also called paclitaxel.
Gleevec strangles drug-resistant, metastatic prostate cancer

Gleevec strangles drug-resistant, metastatic prostate cancer

Biodegradable drug containing nano-particles effective in killing human breast tumors

Biodegradable drug containing nano-particles effective in killing human breast tumors

Nicotine and chemotherapy not a good mix

Nicotine and chemotherapy not a good mix

Researchers find environmentally friendly ways to produce more Taxol

Researchers find environmentally friendly ways to produce more Taxol

Trial of paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab as first-line therapy for locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer

Trial of paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab as first-line therapy for locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer

Substance found in evening primrose oil inhibits breast cancer gene

Substance found in evening primrose oil inhibits breast cancer gene

Paclitaxel may help treat scleroderma

Paclitaxel may help treat scleroderma

Curry spice appears to shut down a protein active in the spread of breast cancer

Curry spice appears to shut down a protein active in the spread of breast cancer

Quest to develop synthetic versions of rare natural substances to cure tobacco-related diseases

Quest to develop synthetic versions of rare natural substances to cure tobacco-related diseases

Deep-sea sponges harbor toxins that potentially can act as powerful anti-cancer drugs

Deep-sea sponges harbor toxins that potentially can act as powerful anti-cancer drugs

Rotenone study may lead to novel therapies for Parkinson's disease

Rotenone study may lead to novel therapies for Parkinson's disease

Old skin fungus drug has been found to be a possible cancer treatment

Old skin fungus drug has been found to be a possible cancer treatment

Superbowl molecule shows promise for precision drug delivery

Superbowl molecule shows promise for precision drug delivery

Abraxane, first in a new class of albumin-bound nanotechnology for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer

Abraxane, first in a new class of albumin-bound nanotechnology for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Abraxane for metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Abraxane for metastatic breast cancer

Cancer drug paclitaxel may reduce the adverse effects of Alzheimer's disease

Cancer drug paclitaxel may reduce the adverse effects of Alzheimer's disease

New insight into how our body cells block the development of cancer

New insight into how our body cells block the development of cancer

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer

Dual-action compound shows promise in killing prostate cancer cells

Dual-action compound shows promise in killing prostate cancer cells

Researchers map structure of anti-cancer molecule and open the door to the creation of more effective cancer treatments

Researchers map structure of anti-cancer molecule and open the door to the creation of more effective cancer treatments