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How can taxol (paclitaxel) against the cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Please tell us in more detail: what do you want to know about taxol (paclitaxel)? It is a chemotherapy drug which is very useful in treating several different cancers.

Answered Mar 22, 2020

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Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Plclitaxel (taxol (paclitaxel) ) originally isolated from yew plant , inhibits cell division ( mitosis) normal perfect spindle assembly before it divides , is changed by Taxol (paclitaxel) cell will not proliferate and dies . It will do the same to normal cell also, you need expert oncologist to give a calculated dose to kill cancer cells only.

Answered Feb 18, 2015

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