Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An anticancer drug derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree and used in the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer that has not responded to prior therapy.

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  • n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

Etymologies

Pac(ific yew) + New Latin (Taxus brevifō)li(a), scientific name of Pacific yew (Latin brevis, short + Latin fōlium, leaf; see folium) + alteration of Taxol.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • She estimated harvesting paclitaxel from the soil can become profitable if the growers can generate more than 20 grams per acre.

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  • But paclitaxel, which is given intravenously, is difficult to use.

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  • Drugs recently in short supply include paclitaxel, which is used most notably to treat breast cancer but also is effective against ovarian, lung and gastric cancers; the anti-nausea drug prochlorperazine; electrolytes used by patients fed intravenously; and Doxil, a breast and ovarian cancer drug with such tight supplies that many patients are on waiting lists.

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  • They then showed that these genes could be used to predict the effectiveness of a drug called paclitaxel in patients.

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  • They selected those which if missing or faulty would prevent a chemotherapy drug called paclitaxel

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  • Then the mice either got no additional treatment; curcumin alone; the cancer drug paclitaxel, which is sold under the brand name Taxol; or curcumin plus Taxol.

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  • One cancer drug that suffers from a distinct lack of water-solubility is paclitaxel, which is sold as Taxol.

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  • A generic drug called paclitaxel is common to both Abraxane and a branded product from

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  • - Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and has not improved after treatment with other medicines such as paclitaxel and anthracycline-containing medicine such as doxorubicin.

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  • Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and has not improved after treatment with other medicines such as paclitaxel and anthracycline-containing medicine such as doxorubicin.

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