A 37-year-old member asked:
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Is Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar (gemcitabine) adding about 8 wks to the overall survival in these patients. The drug,protein-bound paclitaxel is an injectable formulation of paclitaxel, It has almost the same extent of neuropathy.
Answered on May 11, 2015

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