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what is the definition or description of: paclitaxel?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Chemotherapy drug: Paclitaxel is a type of chemotherapy drug in the class called taxanes. It works by interfering with cell division. Major complications are nerve damage, allergic reactions, and low blood counts. It is used with many cancers, including breast, lung and ovary.
Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Chemotherapy: This is a type of chemotherapy agent, given iv, that is useful for many different types of cancers. More information can be found at the following website from the nci. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/druginfo/paclitaxel.

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