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How does Taxol (paclitaxel) treat cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Inhibits division

Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug that inhibits microtubules.
This ends up inhibiting cell replication thereby making it difficult for cancer cells to continue dividing.

In brief: Inhibits division

Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug that inhibits microtubules.
This ends up inhibiting cell replication thereby making it difficult for cancer cells to continue dividing.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Taxol (paclitaxel) and Cancer

Taxol (paclitaxel) blocks certain chemical receptors that bind to estrogens, which some breast cancers need to grow.
By blocking the estrogen, the cancer cells are not stimulated to grow.

In brief: Taxol (paclitaxel) and Cancer

Taxol (paclitaxel) blocks certain chemical receptors that bind to estrogens, which some breast cancers need to grow.
By blocking the estrogen, the cancer cells are not stimulated to grow.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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