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How does Taxol (paclitaxel) affect cells in the body?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Stops cell division

Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent that act to arrest rapidly dividing cells such as cancer cells.
As such, it can also impede certain "normal" cell division such as white blood cels. Cell counts must be monitored frequently during treatment with this agent.

In brief: Stops cell division

Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent that act to arrest rapidly dividing cells such as cancer cells.
As such, it can also impede certain "normal" cell division such as white blood cels. Cell counts must be monitored frequently during treatment with this agent.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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In brief: Stops cell division

Taxol (paclitaxel) stabilizes the micro tubules within cells.
This interrupts the normal process of cell division.

In brief: Stops cell division

Taxol (paclitaxel) stabilizes the micro tubules within cells.
This interrupts the normal process of cell division.
Dr. Daniel Conway
Dr. Daniel Conway
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