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What is the definition or description of: taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and neck cancers. It works by interfering with cell division. It is produced by a fungus that lives in a south american tree bark.

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