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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.
Explanation on resistance to taxane class of drugs

Explanation on resistance to taxane class of drugs

Advances in drug screening

Advances in drug screening

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

Taxol-type drugs give slight boost to survival rates in early breast cancer

New knowledge about basic cancer biology

New knowledge about basic cancer biology

HER-2 status predicts success of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

HER-2 status predicts success of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

Researchers genetically engineering microorganisms, such as E. coli, into tiny, cellular factories

Researchers genetically engineering microorganisms, such as E. coli, into tiny, cellular factories

Delivery of anti-cancer drug paclitaxel on a tiny ball of gold

Delivery of anti-cancer drug paclitaxel on a tiny ball of gold

The future of Alzheimer's disease research

The future of Alzheimer's disease research

Novel cellular mechanism that may guide cell movement and possibly cancer cell invasion

Novel cellular mechanism that may guide cell movement and possibly cancer cell invasion

New drug-delivery system using nanomaterials

New drug-delivery system using nanomaterials

Study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients

Study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients

Benefits of Herceptin are lasting

Benefits of Herceptin are lasting

Studies try to shed light on impact of race

Studies try to shed light on impact of race

New chemical agent, MCP110, provides synergistic effect to standard drugs

New chemical agent, MCP110, provides synergistic effect to standard drugs

Massive gene screening points way to more effective chemotherapy

Massive gene screening points way to more effective chemotherapy

New understanding of how and why Taxol works in patients with breast cancer

New understanding of how and why Taxol works in patients with breast cancer

Potential new cancer fighting drug found by mistake

Potential new cancer fighting drug found by mistake

New York Times examines efforts to obtain FDA approval for Abraxane to treat earlier-stage cancer

New York Times examines efforts to obtain FDA approval for Abraxane to treat earlier-stage cancer

Buckyballs deliver multiple drugs simultaneously to tumors

Buckyballs deliver multiple drugs simultaneously to tumors

Injection may prevent infertility in men receiving cancer chemotherapy

Injection may prevent infertility in men receiving cancer chemotherapy