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What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Kills cancer cells!
Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing cancer cells from reproducing themselves.
In the picture you can see green "microtubules" that are pulling a cancer cell apart into two daughter cells. Taxol blocks microtubules, preventing them from being able to pull the cancer cell into two daughter cells. The cancer cell gets stuck trying to divide, and it dies. Taxol works for many cancer types.

In brief: Kills cancer cells!
Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing cancer cells from reproducing themselves.
In the picture you can see green "microtubules" that are pulling a cancer cell apart into two daughter cells. Taxol blocks microtubules, preventing them from being able to pull the cancer cell into two daughter cells. The cancer cell gets stuck trying to divide, and it dies. Taxol works for many cancer types.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Mitosis Inhibitor
The role of Taxol (paclitaxel) is to inhibit cells from undergoing mitosis (duplicating themselves). It is used in breast, ovarian and other cancers. It was originally synthesized from the texas yew tree.

In brief: Mitosis Inhibitor
The role of Taxol (paclitaxel) is to inhibit cells from undergoing mitosis (duplicating themselves). It is used in breast, ovarian and other cancers. It was originally synthesized from the texas yew tree.
Dr. Ricardo Estape
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